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More than the title, San Beda defends tradition in exchange for NCAA finals


Conquering 10 championships in the last 12 seasons, Red Lions strive to maintain their image of domination and consistency

Posted on 15:47, November 5, 2018

Updated 3:47, 5 November 2018

TRI-PEAT. Robert Bolick and San Beda Red Lions shoot at the third leg of NCAA. File photo would Josh Albelda

TRI-PEAT. Robert Bolick and San Beda Red Lions shoot at the third leg of NCAA. File photo would Josh Albelda

MANILA, Philippines – While cruising to their 13th finals of the NCAA Finals, San Beda Red Lions are no longer fighting for the championship.

Red Lions are also trying to keep an eye on the dominance and consistency they have created for themselves in the grand old league in the country after winning 10 titles in the last 12 years.

"We all know the San Bede tradition," said multilayer coach Boet Fernandez.

"The San Beda community always looks for the championship and always looks for the finals, so we're just trying to take care of what the community wants to do – just that we ended up in the finals and defended our crown."

"It's always the goal of this team, it will be difficult for us." LPU killed Letrana, so I think this will be a tough match, but we will try to be ready for them. "

After the Perpetual Help Altas started in the semifinals, San Beda set a final draw against the famous Liceum Pirates, who knocked down Letran Knights in their final match 4.

The Red Lions in the final of the last season won the then undefeated Pirates, and they will look to repeat this with the third direct title on the line.

"I suppose it's one of our motivations to get a trophy for our team," Fernandez added. "But that will be a good first series because we play LPU."

"We won the LPU in two games last year, but I know that there will also boost their strength there. In view of the way they played today, this will be our second ball game. We hope that we can achieve what the community wants us to achieve. We will see. "

"Despite their decade-long consistency in NCAA's biggest stage, other teams have shown that San Beda is by no means invincible.

But with three more peat on the horizon, the Red Lions would do well to avoid falling into the wrong side of history. – Rappler.com

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