Thu 6 May 2021

Red Lions took home their 21st NCAA crown

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San Beda defied the odds after sweeping the NCAA season 93 finals and getting their 21st championship over Lyceum Pirates with 92-82 last November 16 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

It was a whirlwind of excitement and fulfilment for the Men in Red knowing that coming into the finals, they were dubbed as underdogs, however, Coach Boyet Fernandez let that be and use it as one of his winning keys to get the championship.

“This championship will not be a reality if not for my players. They deserve to win this championship because they work hard really well. They sacrificed for about 11 months and we know in the course of our season, people doubted us but the circle of this team never doubted each other,” Coach Boyet stated.

Once again, the King Lion, Robert Bolick never failed to disappoint his community as he fired up in the last two minutes of the game that secured the win for the Red Lions and scoring 18 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds.

On the other hand, Donald Tankoua definitely made a huge comeback after injury last season as he was named as the finals Most Valuable Player and garnering a double-double, 17 points and 17 rebounds.

In addition, the PBA-bound Mr. Fourth Quarter, Davon Potts delivered a successful stint the final series after being quiet throughout the season and contributing 15 points and 5 rebounds in game 2.

Although, it was a good run for Coach Topex Robinson’s team for making it into the finals especially with the performance given by this year’s MVP CJ Perez who pitched in 22 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.

For Coach Topex, they already gained the respect that they wanted and tomorrow is a start of a new day and their training for NCAA season 94.

“I told them that it’s Day 1. Tomorrow is Day 1 of Season 94. It’s going to be a different ball game. We got the respect that we wanted in the first place, but with the experience that we have now, I think we’ll be a better team next year.”


Box Score:

SBC – 92

Bolick 18, Tankoua 17, Potts 15, Mocon 14, Soberano 11, Abuda 5, Bahio 5, Presbitero 3, Doliguez 2, Noah 2, Tongco 0, Adamos 0

LPU – 82

Perez 22, Nzeusseu 15, Marcelino JC 12, Ayaay 7, Caduyac 6, Santos 6, Tansingco 5, Marcelino JV 4, Pretta 2, Serrano 2, Ibanez 1, Baltazar 0

Quarter scores: 17-22, 41-47, 65-66, 92-82. 

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