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first_imgRobert Bolick of San Beda for a layup as Armand Noah and Zach Nichols of Arellano U looks on , at the Filoil arena ,INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZNow that it has sealed a twice-to-beat bonus in the Final Four in NCAA Season 93, San Beda is setting its sights on payback against Lyceum.That second-round clash happens on Oct. 19, but the Red Lions, who asserted their mastery of Arellano University, 83-72, on Thursday, have the Pirates on their crosshairs.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Lions nailed a twice-to-beat bonus for the 12th season running, but Fernandez hopes they can still finish the elimination round in the top spot, while preventing the Pirates from completing an 18-game sweep.“As what I’ve always said to my players, we only have to take good care of ourselves,” said Fernandez. “We cannot pray for other teams to lose, other teams to win. All we have to do is take care of ourselves and win our games. We have to take care of ourselves because we have to play LPU on October 19.”The Chiefs dropped to 5-9 and although they are still mathematically in the Final Four race, coach Jerry Codiñera’s squad can no longer afford to drop games.Earlier, Mapua University snapped an 11-game slide, while eliminating College of St. Benilde out of the Final Four race with a 79-69 victory.The Cardinals notched only their second win of the season after pulling away from a 69-all deadlock.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Laurenz Victoria paced the Cardinals with 19 points and issued seven assists.It was the Cardinals’ first win since stunning Letran, 78-75, last July 11.“What can I say, it’s been a long time,” said Mapua coach Atoy Co.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mondilla widens lead to 3 shots Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “The games we have right now will be preparation for Lyceum,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez. “LPU is doing great. I will try to find ways to stop LPU.”The Pirates are on a 14-game winning run, with the Lions just a game behind with a 13-1 slate after rolling to a 12th straight win at the expense of the Chiefs, who kept the game close before fading in the final period at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJeramer Cabanag came up with a breakout game, finishing with 14 points to match Jayvee Mocon’s output, while Robert Bolick and Donald Tankoua contributed 13 and 11 points, respectively.“They really prepared for us today,” said Fernandez, referring to the Chiefs, who came within 63-67 early in the fourth period, before the Lions dropped a 9-0 run to put away the contest. “It’s really our individual defense that worried me today.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img

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