ST. Benilde seeks to extend its best start in more than a decade when it takes on San Sebastian in the NCAA Season 95 seniors basketball tournament on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
But that 3-0 slate is in peril with top gun Justin Gutang expected to be out due to an injured MCL in his left knee from the Blazers' tough 71-67 win over Mapua last Thursday.
Good news for St. Benilde and coach TY Tang is that senior forward Yankie Haruna is finally cleared for action and he could make his season debut at 4 p.m.
On the other hand, the Golden Stags want to put a halt to their slide after a two-game losing streak sent them to an even 2-2 card.
Allyn Bulanadi is expected to carry a bigger load for San Sebastian as RK Ilagan hopes to break out of his slump after firing blanks in the last two defeats to Lyceum and San Beda.
Meanwhile, Letran (4-1) is looking to sustain its groove and eyes a fifth straight victory when it meets winless Mapua (0-4) at 12 p.m., while hosts Arellano (1-3) aim for back-to-back wins when it battles the slumping Perpetual (1-3) at 2 p.m.