Knights back in Final Four

CHRIS Fajarito of Letran College unleashes a skyhook over the defense of Ken Villapando of San Sebastian College during their 94th National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament game yesterday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Knights prevailed, 79-61. ROMAN PROSPERO

Letran College unleashed another dominant performance to crush San Sebastian College, 79-61, and book a return trip to the Final Four of the 94th National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Larry Muyang spearheaded the assault for the Knights, who are finally back in the semifinals after winning the crown over San Beda University under the mentorship of Aldin Ayo in 2015.

But head coach Jeff Napa stressed that their mission is not yet done despite fashioning a 12-4 win-loss card.

“We are thankful because we reached this situation. But we still have two games before we look forward to the Final Four,” said Napa, stressing that they will go all out in their last two games to capture the twice-to-beat incentive.

“We want to perform and rest assured that we will work hard. We will give our Final Four opponent a good fight.”

Muyang delivered 15 points and 13 rebounds while Bong Batiller also chipped in 15 markers and six rebounds for the Knights, who led by as many as 18 points.

But the Stags unloaded a 27-17 bomb in the third period before the Knights responded with a 20-9 barrage to seal the victory.

Michael Calisaan notched 16 points, nine rebounds and two assists while Regille Ilagan contributed 13 markers for the Stags, who suffered their 12th setback in 16 matches.

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