LETRAN settled the score against University of Perpetual Help, coasting to a 74-61 victory on Thursday to claim a twice-to-beat incentive in the Final Four of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
The Knights, who suffered 66-80 loss to the Altas in the first round, turned the tables around, doing most of their damage in the middle quarters en route to their 13th win in 16 games that gained them a share of the lead with San Beda.
Trailing by one in the first quarter, the Knights poured in 15 unanswered points to start the second quarter, where they outscored the Altas, 23-9, overall and practically took the fight out of their fellow contenders.
Perpetual Help dropped to an 11-6 win-loss card.
Usually playing behind his more heralded teammates, Kevin Racal took center stage this time, with the do-it-all forward tallying 18 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.