THREE players face suspensions after exchanging punches in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup juniors match-up between Mapua and De La Salle-Zobel on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan.
Mapua’s Denniel Aguirre and Noah Lugo and La Salle-Zobel’s Jose Maldinger were thrown out of the game for throwing punches late in the Red Robins’ 79-73 victory over the Junior Archers.
The fracas was sparked by physical play from both teams late in the game.
According to eyewitnesses, Aguirre and Maldinger traded punches during the fracas that led to their ejection. Lugo was also caught throwing a punch at another player.
League officials said that the players will be slapped with a one-game suspension.
Emilio Tuason, Gian Abanilla, and Kyle Quintos were also ejected for leaving the bench but escaped suspension.