Here's San Beda vs CSB game analysis courtesy of Sir MonL:
It’s “Revenge is a dish best served cold” now instead of “Déjà vu.” The San Beda Red Lions started slowly and very poorly but through defensive stops gained momentum by the middle of the second quarter and rode on a second half onslaught to do just that and mangle the CSB Blazers, 78-54.
SBC 78Adeogun 28, Amer 13, Koga 9, Abatayo 9, dela Cruz 8, Sara 5, Mendoza 4, Mocon 2, Pascual 0, A. Semerad 0, D. Semerad 0, Cabanag 0.Quarterscores: SBC 9/17/27/25; CSB 16/5/13/20We start slowly in the first after Ola Adeogun draws first blood, 2-0 The Blazers rattles off ten straight points coming off six SBC errors and their gang rebounding in the first few minutes, 2-12. JP Mendoza ends the run with a bucket, 4-12. Ola Adeogun and Art dela Cruz score SBC’s next points but we end the first still down 9-16.Ongteco opens up for CSB with a jumper, 9-18, but Javee Mocon fires back with a long two, 11-18. Dan Sara brings us closer with a big three but Grey answers for CSB, 14-20. We then capitalize on defensive stops to make a big run as Ola gets down to work inside and gets two charities, Ryusei Koga buries a top-of-the-key three and Art dela Cruz jumphooks for two as we take the drivers seat, 23-20. Grey answers back with a split but Ola ends the quarter by muscling his way in for a bucket and one, 26-21.Art dela cruz had a terrible first quarter but made up for it in the second by making defensive stops along the perimeter. Ola’s inside plays took a toll on the CSB bigs Ongteco and Bartolo who fell to foul trouble. Romero’s injury from their LPU game hobbled him and didn't help their cause.Baser Amer starts the third with a floater, followed by Ola with a layup, 30-21. Mark Romero answers with two charities, 30-23. Van Abatayo gets sent in by Coach Boyet Fernandez to match up with CSB’s speed; no one at the Arena had any idea of what was coming. Art dela Cruz scores on a fastbreak off Abatayo’s feed and again scores off an Ola screen, 34-23. Ola again muscles in for an and-1 play off Ongteco’s fourth foul, 37-23. Van Abatayo then buries a deep corner three, 43-23. Baser Amer joins the fun with back-to-back threes on the opposite flank, 46-23. Taha scores twin charities and Mark Romero scores on an open three to bring CSB closer at 46-28 but Abatayo again rises to the occasion with another corner three, 49-28. Ola’s split is answered by a Bartolo layup but Van Abatayo finishes the third with a huge top-of-the-key three as SBC built its biggest lead, 53-30. But the defense slackened off and Fons Saavedra gets away with a corner three as we run away with the third, 53-34.CSB opens up the fourth with a Taha jumper and a Jonathan Grey three, 53-39. Ryusei Koga answers back with a corner three, 56-39. Ola scores again on a bucket and-1, 59-41. Art dela Cruz continues to make stops along the perimeter, frustrating the Blazers’ onslaughts and triggering ours. Fons Saavedra gets away with another three, but Baser Amer douses the celebrations with his third dagger three, 62-44 and another floater in response to Grey’s charities, 64-46. With five minutes left it was already garbage time as we sustained our defense and more than matched CSB’s output the rest of the way. JP Mendoza lays in for two, Ola scores five straight points, Koga buries another three, and Dan Sara closes out the scoring with twin charities, 78-54.Ola Adeogun muscled his way to 28 points, 16 rebounds and 2 blocks, backstopped by veterans Baser Amer, Ryusei Koga and Art dela Cruz. Van Abatayo and JP Mendoza were our hustle and energy players in the third, and we fed off their efforts the rest of the way. Abatayo stepped up big time today as he also had a couple of rebounds, an assist and an emphatic block in his best effort for the season. JP Mendoza, our ever hardworking forward logged major minutes as he did what he does best, defending and getting the all important rebounds.If I heard the courtside reporter right, Coach Boyet told the team ”This is your game to enjoy.”And boy, did they enjoy it this time.