THE WINDUP of the elimination round in National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 94 continues today with a twin bill set at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
At 2 p.m. the College of St. Benilde Blazers (8-8) play the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers (3-14) while at 4 p.m. it is the Arellano Chiefs (5-11) against the Mapua Cardinals (5-12).
While said teams are already eliminated from the running in the playoff race, they are still out to finish their season on a high note with their remaining games.
The Blazers were the last team to get eliminated after bowing to the Lyceum Pirates, 77-64, on Oct. 11.
That was the third straight defeat of St. Benilde that further highlighted its struggles of late after a strong start to its campaign that saw it winning six of its first nine games.
JRU, for its part, has had it tough in Season 94, not really getting a chance to see its bid take flight.
The Bombers though are coming off a victory in their last game over the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, 81-78, on Oct. 12, and they hope to win back to back as they finish their campaign.
In the second game, Arellano and Mapua look to bounce back after dropping their respective games previously.
The Chiefs play their penultimate game in Season 94 while for the Cardinals it will be their last match.
Meanwhile, San Beda Red Lions’ Javee Mocon was named player of the week by the league press corps.
Mocon’s claim to the award was boosted by his 24-point and 11-rebound output in their drubbing of Arellano on Thursday.
In winning the award, the San Beda forward beat out teammate Robert Bolick, Letran’s Bong Quinto and JP Calvo and Lyceum’s CJ Perez. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo