Final Score: San Beda 85-61 Arellano (September 26, 2023) // NCAA Men's Basketball

The San Beda Red Lions played against the Arellano Chiefs at 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 26 at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan in the First Round of the NCAA Season 99 Men's Basketball Tournament.

Find out the game time information, when and how to watch San Beda's game against Arellano on TV and live streaming online.


Results and Scores

Quarter Scores: San Beda vs. Arellano (September 26, 2023)
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL
San Beda Red Lions 24 33 17 11 85
Arellano Chiefs 15 11 20 15 61
[Full Game Stats]

In a scintillating display of skill and teamwork, the San Beda Red Lions unleashed their new sources of strength as they dismantled a rookie-laden Arellano University squad with an impressive 85-61 victory on Tuesday.

The win propels the Red Lions into a shared lead with the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers and the Lyceum Pirates in the NCAA Season 99 men's basketball standings.

San Beda opened their NCAA Season 99 men's basketball campaign in grand fashion, lighting up the scoreboard and thrilling fans with their impeccable performance. Led by rising stars Jacob Cortez and Damie Cuntapay, the Red Lions left no doubt about their determination to claim the championship.

Cortez, with his 16 points, proved to be a formidable force on the court. His contribution extended beyond scoring, as he dished out five assists, grabbed three rebounds, and swiped two steals, showcasing his versatility and playmaking abilities.

Meanwhile, Cuntapay displayed a double-double effort, amassing 13 points and securing an impressive 10 rebounds.

The Red Lions' victory was a collective effort, with James Payosing, Yukien Andrada, and Peter Alfaro each making significant contributions. James Payosing added 13 points to the scoreboard, while Yukien Andrada and Peter Alfaro chipped in with 12 and 11 points, respectively, displaying the team's depth and firepower.

The game also showcased the resilience of the Arellano Chiefs, with James Ongotan leading the way with 16 points. Despite the loss, the Chiefs demonstrated their determination and promise, setting the stage for an exciting NCAA Season 99.

The Scores:

San Beda 85- Cortez 16, Payosing 13, Cuntapay 13, Andrada 12, Alfaro 11, Puno 5, Visser 4, Jopia 4, Tagle 3, Gonzales 2, Gallego 2, Torres 0.

Arellano 61- Ongotan 16, Capulong 10, Valencia 8, Camay 7, Talampas 6, Mallari 3, Dayrit 3, Villarente 2, Abastillas 2, dela Cruz 2, Sunga 2, Yanes 0, Rosalin 0, Geronimo 0.

Game Highlights

Watch the game highlights between San Beda University men's basketball team and Arellano University men's basketball team in the First Round of the NCAA Season 99 Men's Basketball Tournament.

Video by GMA Sports PH

Preview: San Beda vs. Arellano

The San Beda Red Lions go head-to-head with the Arellano Chiefs. While the Red Lions boast a storied history with a record 22 NCAA men's basketball titles, they find themselves in an unfamiliar position this season – that of underdogs.

Last season, San Beda, under the guidance of Coach Yuri Escueta, finished with a 12-6 record, securing a spot in the Final Four. However, their journey was cut short by the top-seeded Blazers in the semifinals.

On the other side of the court, the Arellano Chiefs are hungry for glory as they prepare to face off against the formidable San Beda squad. Under the new leadership of Coach Chico Manabat, who took over from Cholo Martin, the Chiefs aim to make a strong statement in their season debut.

Coach Manabat is entrusted with a team that features an influx of nine rookies, and their performance on the court will be closely watched as they aim to prove their worth in the competitive NCAA basketball landscape.