THE rain somehow doused the fire raging between bitter rivals Letran Knights and San Beda Red Lions.
Due to the inclement weather brought by tropical depression "Ferdie," college ballgames were cancelled Saturday, and the much anticipated showdown between the Lions and Knights was among the affected one.
As to when the face-off will be played remains unknown as management committee chairman Vic Calvo said there are no new dates yet for the cancelled games.
Naturally, the postponement was a letdown for the two rival teams.
"Una nanghihinayang kami kasi ready na talaga ang team para sa game dapat ngayon," said San Beda team captain Jake Pascual via sms. "Pero everything happens for a reason, kaya ayun relax na lang muna kami this weekend."
Going to their first meeting this season, the defending champion Red Lions are trying to shoot for the solo spot in the standings, while the Knights are looking for a big follow-up to their 66-60 win over the Mapua Cardinals.
"We just have to be ready for the game reset versus CSJL," SBC coach Ronnie Magsanoc said.
"I guess it's appropriate to suspend the game," said Letran coach Louie Alas in a text message. "It's flooding all over Metro Manila, safety first before leisure."
The Mapua-Arellano ballgame set at 4pm was also postponed.
Both gunning for their third victory, the Cardinals and the Chiefs are also ready to get it on.
"Parehas naman kaming may chances ng Arellano. We prepared hard for this game and I think ganun din sila kaya maganda sana yung magiging laro," said Mapua coach Chito Victolero.
"I believe all the teams were ready to go today, but we can't do anything about it," shrugged Arellano mentor Koy Banal.