Letran Seeks Revenge on San Beda to Boost Twice-to-Beat Campaign

By: Romwel Anzures
November 15, 2022

The Letran Knights take up the San Beda Red Lions in a bout of wit and skill tomorrow. Photo courtesy of Patrick Dominic Romero of The LANCE.

The Letran Knights will be looking to bounce back from their 76-68 first-round loss as they are set to face their arch-rival San Beda Red Lions in the 3 PM game on Wednesday, November 16. 

“Babawi talaga kami dun kasi yun nga tinalo kami, tiyaka kulang din kami nun”, said spit-fire guard Kurt Reyson, commenting on how huge of a factor the absences of Louie Sangalang and Brent Paraiso was during their September 30 match-up.

“Stick lang kami sa plan ng mga coaches namin kung anong tinatakbo namin ngayon kasi hindi namin pwedeng mabigyan ng kumpyansa yung Beda kasi mag-iiba rin yung laro ng San Beda pag kami nakalaban”, Reyson adds. 

Reyson topscored for the Knights during their previous matchup, finishing with 20 points along with two huge treys in crunch time to close in on the Red Lions’ lead.

The Knights were the first team to clinch a final four spot after their previous win against the EAC Generals, and Head Coach Bonnie Tan knows how huge this was to maintain their momentum towards their three-pit bid. 

“It’s hard to lose a game ngayong papuntang semis na, mahirap na makarecover, makabounceback”, the champion coach emphasized. 

Letran is currently on a 9-game winning streak and is pushing to end the eliminations on a high note to gain a twice-to-beat advantage heading into the Final Four.

After their game against San Beda, the Knights still have games against the Mapua Cardinals on November 19 and the JRU Heavy Bombers on November 23.