Brawl mars NCAA game; Lions fall
(The Arena in San Juan)
10 a.m. Lyceum vs EAC (jrs)
12 nn LSGH vs San Sebastian (jrs)
2 p.m. Lyceum vs EAC (srs)
4 p.m. CSB vs San Sebastian(srs)
PLAYERS from both the University of Perpetual Help Altas and the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals took their fight from the basketball court all the way to the parking lot at the end of their teams’ National Collegiate Athletic Association game at The Arena in San Juan yesterday afternoon.
The management committee of the NCAA is now looking into initial reports that at least four players were involved in the incident.
Eyewitness said the incident took place a few minutes after the Altas’ Nikolo Cabiltes and EAC’s Enrico Diego were ejected at 1:38 of the fourth period for fighting. Also thrown out was EAC’s Raymund Pascua for entering the court.
According witnesses, EAC’s Sidney Onwuberre and Pascua were among those who attacked Cabiltes and his still unnamed teammate.
A free-for-all ensued from there, but it was over as soon as it started as the involved parties quickly dispersed right after event security reached the scene.
The University of Perpetual Help Altas banked on a big third-quarter run to dispose of the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, 89-59, and move in contention for the top Final Four semifinal slot.
Gerald Dizon led two other teammates in coming up with double-digit outputs, making 18 points as he led the Altas to their 11th win in 15 games.
Dizon, backed up by Prince Eze and Earl Thompson with