Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

San Beda’s Jacob Cortez. –NCAA Picture

MANILA, Philippines—Jacob Cortez starred as soon as extra in San Beda’s rivalry win over lowly Letran, 77-68, to formally finish the elimination spherical of the NCAA Season 99 males’s basketball event at San Juan Area on Friday.

Cortez completed with 17 factors, together with 5 within the final two minutes of the sport, to go together with three assists, two rebounds and a steal to match.

“It’s very nice seeing Jacob develop because the season progresses. Earlier, he was simply annoyed, he tends to pressure a cease however because the season goes by, he’s making an attempt to catch spots higher now. [There’s] rising pains initially however he’s absolutely matured,” stated coach Yuri Escueta.

“He’s actually grown in entrance of everybody on the finish of the season’s elimination.”

The win additionally places the ending touches on the Pink Lions’ season at 12-6, coming into the Closing 4 with a four-game profitable streak.

Serving to Cortez on the offensive finish have been Jomel Puno and Clifford Jopia, who completed with 15 and 11 factors, respectively.

Kobe Monje ended the Knights’ abysmal 2-16 season with a double-double of 17 factors and 11 rebounds. Deo Cuajao’s 15-point outing was additionally for naught.

San Sebastian wraps up season

San Sebastian’s Romel Calahat throws it up over Arellano’s Joshua Abastillas.-NCAA Picture

San Sebastian, in the meantime, capped off its season with a victory over Arellano, 98-89.

The Golden Stags closed their season at 6-12, simply above the Chiefs who completed with an an identical document with Letran at 2-16.

Romel Calahat put his greatest foot ahead in the long run with 24 factors and 10 boards whereas Alex Desoyo saved his greatest for final with 19 factors. Rafael Are and Tristan Felebrico additionally scored 15 every within the victory.

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Jade Talampas registered a double-double with 20 factors and 12 rebounds however to no avail for Arellano.

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