FilOil Preseason: San Beda, La Salle rekindle rivalry of yore, as they play for title

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Jun 20 2019 08:38 PM

Traditional powerhouses San Beda University and De La Salle University will take on each other in the finals of the 2019 FilOil Flying V Preseason Tournament after beating their respective opponents on Thursday.

San Beda came from behind to take down Adamson University 75-70 at FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan,

James Canlas topped the scoring column with 16 points while Cameroonian powerhouse Donald Tankoua tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds to help the reigning NCAA champions come out on top in a contest that featured 12 lead changes and 8 deadlocks.

With the hard-earned win, the Red Lions have a golden opportunity for a clean sweep of the tournament, feat they also accomplished in 2017.

La Salle also hacked out a tough win in their semifinal, beating Lyceum of the Philippines 82-80.

La Salle and San Beda, old rivals in the old NCAA, play for the championship on Sunday at the same venue.

Adamson and Lyceum battle for third place.

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