San Beda Eyes Five-peat

San Beda sets out for a record-equaling five-peat in the NCAA basketball tournament Season 90. | Photo: Pula

Abarcar, Villaruz To Miss Season 90

San Beda relegates academically troubled substitutes Francis Abarcar and Ritchie Villaruz to the Red Lions’ Team B. | Photo: PBA Online


San Beda Wins Ang Liga Title As Arellano Walks Out

San Beda has won the 2014 Ang Liga preseason collegiate football league championship but in far from ideal circumstances in the title match against the Arellano Chiefs.

On Saturday in their home field the Red  Booters took the lead in the second minute with a header by Fil-Brit striker Connor Tacagni off a delivery by Jerome Marzan.

Or so they tell me. I came late, at around the 15th minute.

In the 31st minute Bedan Miguel Caindec converted off a breakaway to make it 2-0.

Arellano head coach Ravelo Saluria had seen enough, and instructed his team to take leave of the pitch. They never returned, and referee Aldous Mirafuentes II awarded the match, and the championship, to San Beda. continue reading here

Video: San Beda Vs Lyceum Round 2 - September 17, 2014

Full video of San Beda vs Lyceum senior's basketball competition. Thank you NCAA Fanatic.


San Beda, RTU To Dispute WNCAA Volleyball Crown

Defending champion San Beda College Alabang and Rizal Technological University will dispute the senior volleyball crown after turning back their respective semifinal opponents in the 45th WNCAA tournament at St. Scholastica’s College gym over the weekend.

San Beda, which swept all its seven matches in the eliminations, turned back No. 4 squad Philippine Women’s University, 24-26, 25-14, 25-20, 25-20, while RTU downed 43rd season champion and third-ranked Centro Escolar University, 23-25, 25-19, 25-12, 25-22, on Sunday, Sept. 14.

The best-of-three finals will begin on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m., also at the St. Scholastica gym.

Game 1 of the senior basketball finals between three-time defending champion CEU and RTU has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum after power failure hit RMC on Sunday.

Miriam College and St. Scholastica share the Junior A lead at 4-0 after beating St. Jude Catholic School (25-11, 25-22, 25-15) and Angelicum College (25-11, 25-19, 25-11), respectively, on Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Scholastica gym.

Defending champion De La Salle Zobel paces Junior B at 3-0, with Assumption College as its latest victim, 25-13, 25-13, 25-16.

Miriam is likewise ahead in the midgets division, in a tie with Poveda at 5-1, after beating Assumption, 25-10, 25-14. St. Paul College Pasig dealt Poveda its first defeat, 22-25, 25-19, 25-19, for a 3-3 slate.

In junior basketball, host La Salle College Antipolo and defending champion Chiang Kai Shek swept the five-game elimination round of Junior A and B, respectively, to earn top seedings in the crossover quarterfinal on Sunday, Sept. 21, at CKSC Narra gym in Manila.

LSCA whipped St. Jude, 92-37, and will face St. Stephen’s High School in the final eight while CKSC dominated San Beda, 63-35, to set up a clash with St. Paul.

Other quarterfinal pairings are Miriam versus Assumption and Angelicum against DLSZ. Miriam and DLSZ both wound up second with 4-1 slates.

In the futsal competition of the league being supported by Mikasa, Molten, OneA Bed and Breakfast, Goody, Monster Radio RX 93.1 and AksyonTV, four-time senior champion RTU will clash with PWU while CEU will take on Assumption in Sunday’s Final Four at the CEU gym.


San Beda Hunts For First Final 4 Seat Vs Lyceum

San Beda tries to clinch the first berth in the Final Four, while Lyceum hopes to stay in the hunt as the two collide on Wednesday at the 90th NCAA basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.

Already assured of a playoff for the last semis berth after routing the Letran Knights, 73-44, last Saturday, the Red Lions will be going for a win over the Pirates at 2 p.m. and clinch a ninth straight Final Four appearance, which has resulted in four straight titles and seven of last eight.

"Our goal is to make the Final Four first and think of the next when we get there," said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.

The Red Lions, now with a 12-2 win-loss record, will also target a sweep of the Pirates, which they routed, 84-68, on July 9.

Lyceum coach Bonnie Tan vowed to go all out for a win to stay in the race. The Pirates are on the brink of elimination with a 6-8 card.

"If we're going to go out, we have to go out fighting," said Tan. "We're still holding on to the hope that we still have a chance to make it to the Final Four."

source: ABS-CBN News


Red Lions Devour Knights, Gain Playoff For Semis Berth

San Beda isn’t the league’s top defensive team for nothing.

Using its impenetrable defense as a bludgeon, San Beda pummeled arch-rival Letran and hacked out a vengeful 77-43 win to clinch a playoff for a Final Four seat in the 90th NCAA basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City today.

The Red Lions took the fight out of the Knights early by limiting the latter to just 18 points before delivering the decimating blows in the second half to snare former their 11th win against two defeats, good enough to put one half of their foot to the Final Four.

San Beda, the four-peat champion and winner of seven of the last eight titles, will clinch its ninth straight Final Four appearance if it could win one of its last four games including one against Perpetual Help on Sept. 22.

The win also avenged the Red Lions’ 53-64 defeat at the hands of the Knights in their first round showdown on Aug. 13 in a game the former played minus Nigerian import Ola Adoegun, who served out a one-game suspension for missing practice days before.

“The players, especially Ola, wanted this win badly and they showed it,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.

The 6-8 Adeogun served as an anchor to San Beda’s stonewall defense and finished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Arthur dela Cruz torched Letran with a team-high 17 points while Kyle Pascual added 11 himself.

Letran just had now answer to San Beda’s punishing defense and fell to its eighth setback against six wins and getting pushed on the brink of elimination.

The Knights will need to sweep their remaining four assignments and hope none among Arellano University (10-4), Jose Rizal (9-5), College of St. Benilde (9-5) and Perpetual Help (8-6) reach 11 wins for the former to have a chance of sneaking into the post-season.

Meanwhile, San Beda Red Cubs reclaim the top spot after beating Letran Squires, 70-62.

photo courtesy: Pula