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    Letran Knights make it four straight wins with rout of Arellano Chiefs

    Aug 7, 2018
    Bon Batiller scores 11, while five other Knights also scored in double figures.
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    AN in-form Letran squad continued to flex its muscles in the NCAA Season 94, running through Arellano, 88-70, on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

    The win pushed the Knights' streak to four straight wins as they kept third place with a 4-1 record.

    Larry Muyang continued his dominance as he led Letran with 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting to go with 10 boards.

    Muyang conspired with Jerrick Balanza and JP Calvo in their third period breakaway to create separation for good following a close first half.

    The closest the Chiefs got was within eight points of the Knights, 78-70 with 3:33 left, but the boys of coach Jeff Napa came up with a 10-0 run to finish off their foes for good.

    "Good win for us especially sobrang tentative namin nung start. Nung nag-back to square one kami, naging aggressive ulit kami, nakuha namin yung tamang rhythm namin," said Letran head coach Jeff Napa.

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    "Actually, hindi pa ito yung best performance namin. Tentative yung team nung start. But yung character na maglaro as a team, nanumbalik," he added.

    Five other players hit double-digit scores led by Balanza's 14 points.

    JP Calvo added 13 points and six assists, Christian Fajarito added a double-double of 11 points and 11 boards while Bonbon Batiller finished with 11.

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    The Knights dominated the Chiefs on the glass 50-33, resulting to a 23-2 advantage on second chance points.

    Michael Canete led the now 2-4 Chiefs with 23 points and eight boards.

    The scores:

    Letran 88 – Muyang 16, Balanza 14, Calvo 13, Quinto 11, Fajarito 11, Batiller 11, Ambohot 8, Mandreza 2, Agbong 2, Balagasay 0, Taladua 0, Yu 0, Celis 0.

    Arellano 70 – Canete 23, Alcoriza 13, Dela Cruz 11, Alban 8, Villoria 7, Concepcion 6, Dela Torre 2, Sera Josef 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Santos 0, Bayla 0, Sacramento 0, Codinera 0, Segura 0.

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    Quarterscores: 16-17; 37-36; 66-55; 88-70.

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    Bon Batiller scores 11, while five other Knights also scored in double figures.
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto
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