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NCAA: Jacob Cortez powers San Beda over rival Letran anew


San Beda's Jacob Cortez. –NCAA Photo

San Beda’s Jacob Cortez. –NCAA Photograph

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 associate 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 pissed off, 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 at the beginning however he’s absolutely matured,” mentioned 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 Crimson Lions’ season at 12-6, getting into the Ultimate 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 Photo

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

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 equivalent file with Letran at 2-16.

Romel Calahat put his finest foot ahead ultimately with 24 factors and 10 boards whereas Alex Desoyo saved his finest 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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