FOR THE SECOND straight play date, men’s basketball action in National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 was cancelled because of the expected bad weather brought about by Typhoon Hanna and subsequent suspension of classes in the metro.

In a statement, NCAA Season 95 management committee chairman Peter S. Cayco of host school Arellano University announced the cancellation of matches set for yesterday, Aug. 6.

“Again, due to the very late suspension of classes, the games scheduled at 10 a.m. onwards for Tuesday, 6 August 2019 are CANCELED and shall be played on a date and time to be determined later,” the statement of Mr. Cayco read.

“The CSJL-CSB Juniors game now being played shall be allowed to finish as scheduled today. Tickets for canceled games today shall be honored on the rescheduled date,” it added.

Last Friday, Aug. 2, NCAA matches were also cancelled because of heavy monsoon rain.

On tap yesterday was a triple-header featuring the College of Saint Benilde Blazers (4-0) against the Letran Knights (5-1) at noon followed by the San Beda Red Lions (4-0) versus the Mapua Cardinals (0-5) at 2 p.m. and the San Sebastian Stags (2-3) against Arellano (1-4) at 4 p.m.

The Blazers and Lions were out to keep their slates clean while Letran was eyeing a sixth straight win after opening its season with a loss.

San Sebastian, for its part, was looking to arrest a three-game losing skid while Mapua and Arellano were going for much-needed victories to propel their respective causes. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo