Junior Blazers beat Squires but jersey issue casts cloud over victory in NCAA juniors

COLLEGE of Saint Benilde beat Letran, 88-49, in the NCAA Season 91 juniors basketball tournament on Tuesday but the victory could be forfeited due to a jersey issue.

Ricci Rivero scored 35 points for the Junior Blazers in the rout of the Squires.

However, CSB’s victory is facing the possibility of being forfeited due to technicality after Jesmar Pedrosa, Ladis Lepalam, and Alain Madrigal wore jersey numbers 20, 27, and 28, respectively.

Although Fiba rules allows players to wear jersey numbers 00 to 99, the NCAA in the Philippines allows only numbers 00 to 19.

Pedrosa scored nine points in 11 minutes, while Madrigal saw action for 20 minutes, scoring seven.

Lepalam was fielded for 10 minutes and scored four points.

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