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2 Bombers positive for COVID-19; games reset

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At least two players of the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers tested positive for COVID-19, compelling organizers to reschedule their remaining games in the 98th National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament at the Filoil EcoOil Centre.

The Heavy Bombers’ remaining encounters with the San Sebastian Stags on Sunday and today’s supposed meeting with the College of St. Benilde Blazers have been reset for other days.

Members of the Heavy Bombers are reportedly undergoing weeklong isolation protocols before resuming their activities.

Under the NCAA’s health and safety protocols, if two or more players are affected, there will be an automatic postponement of game(s) in the next seven days.

Meanwhile, the San Sebastian Stags who have returned from a weeklong quarantine last Sunday, will seek to arrest a four-game losing streak when they play Emilio Aguinaldo College at 3 p.m. today.

The Stags, whose players have recovered from COVID-19, seek to bounce back from their 79-82 overtime loss to Lyceum of the Philippines University last Sunday,

“I’m hoping we could have a better end game execution and decision makings. That’s our main concern right now,” said Stags coach Egay Macaraya.

The Stags have a 2-5 record and are three games behind San Beda and Letran, which both have 6-3 slates and are in contention in the race for the last Final Four berth. Peter Atencio

The Generals have a 0-8 slate, and badly need a victory to keep their hopes up.

Game Friday
(Filoil EcoOil Centre)
3 p.m. – SSC-R vs EAC

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