Lions, Tams reach semis

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Robert Bolick of San Beda try to recover the ball off Jonathan Espeleta of Adamson, at the Filoil arena . INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZDefending champion San Beda secured a spot in the semifinal stages of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup after surviving Adamson, 64-62, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Red Lions now face St. Benilde in the semifinals after Carlo Young’s spilt free throw lifted the Blazers past University of the Philippines in an earlier game.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Far Eastern University stole the spotlight from the reigning titlist when the Tamaraws also booked a ticket to the Final Four by outgunning La Salle, 76-69.Hubert Cani scored 11 of the last 13 points for FEU, capped by a dagger step-back jumper with 27.8 ticks left for a 74-69 cushion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Facing the seasoned teams from Group A of the tournament helps us in our preparation for the coming UAAP season,” FEU head coach Olsen Racela said.The Lions needed to quell a late rally by the Falcons before the victory as Adamson forward Sean Manganti caught fire midway through the payoff period, scoring 18 straight points that kept his team within a point, 63-62, with 3.4 ticks left. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding But a Jose Presbitero free throw iced the win for the Lions.“We knew that Adamson is a very strong team so I just reminded my players about our game plan,” said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez.The Lions held a 37-23 lead in the second quarter, but the Falcons clawed back with an 11-2 run to cut the deficit to six, 40-34. San Beda made 19 free throws while Adamson only had two.Robert Bolick led the Lions with 23 points while Javee Mocon came away with 16 markers and 11 boards.Manganti had 20 points to lead the Falcons while Papi Sarr added 13 points and 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Cani spearheaded the Tamaraws with 22 points while Arvin Tolentino and Prince Orizu chipped in 10 apiece.Young’s free throw with 3.3 ticks remaining in the game capped a five-point swing for the Blazers.“I have to give credit to my coaching staff. I wasn’t in practice for three days due to hyper acidity. The boys really played to the game plan,” Blazers head coach TY Tang said.Maroon Janjan Jaboneta’s inbound pass in the dying seconds of the game was stolen by Justin Gutang and sealed the win for the Blazers.Clement Leutcheu led the Blazers with 26 points and seven rebounds while Yankie Haruna chipped in 25 markers. —WITH A REPORT FROM IVAN RUIZ L. SUINGSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Palami: South Korea win an inspiration for Azkals Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View commentslast_img read more