BAD weather brought about by Tropical Storm “Jenny” and the subsequent cancellation of classes in the metro forced the National Collegiate Athletic Association to scrap scheduled basketball games on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
Affected were the matches between the College of Saint Benilde Blazers (5-2) and the Letran Knights (5-3) at 12 noon, defending champions San Beda Red Lions (8-0) and Mapua Cardinals (3-5) at 2 p.m., and the San Sebastian Stags (4-3) and Arellano Chiefs (2-6) at 4 p.m.
It marked the fourth time this month that the country’s oldest collegiate league had to scrap games because of inclement weather.
“Due to the late suspension of classes, the games for Tuesday, 27 August 2019 are cancelled and shall be played on a date and time to be determined. Tickets for cancelled games today shall be honored on the rescheduled date,” read the statement of NCAA Season 95 management committee chairman Peter S. Cayco of host school Arellano University which was shared to members of media yesterday morning.
Tuesday’s games would have seen Saint Benilde and Letran try to get back on the winning track after losing in their previous outings.
San Beda, for its part, was going for a sweep of its first-round assignment in Season 95 against the Cardinals, who are on a roll, winning their last three games after opening their campaign with five straight losses.
In the last game of seniors play, San Sebastian was looking to make it three straight victories after hitting a rough patch while Arellano was seeking to extend its winning ways following a skid-busting victory in its previous game. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo