NCAA: Joshua Abastillas Gives Arellano Big Lift In Upset Of Letran

MANILA, Philippines—With virtually no pure center in its lineup, Arellano got a much-needed lift from wing player Joshua Abastillas to topple Letran on Sunday.

The lanky Abastillas held his own against the Knights’ rugged frontline, helping the Chiefs notch their third win in four games in the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament.

“I expected a physical game because Pao (Javillonar) and Louie (Sangalang) are really physical. I tried to fight even if I’m thin because I need to prove to the team that I belong inside the playing court,” Abastillas said after Arellano’s 72-69 comeback victory.

Abastillas, a former recruit by the Knights, tallied 10 points and three rebou…

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