Knights, Chiefs fan semis bids

MANILA, Philippines – Letran and Arellano U called on their mainstays to down Emilio Aguinaldo and St. Benilde, respectively, yesterday, and remain in strong contention for the Final Four in the 85th NCAA basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.

Smart Gilas Pilipinas veteran RJ Jazul churned out 21 points, a league best 13 assists, five rebounds and four steals to power the Knights to a 92-66 demolition of the Generals and a sixth win in 10 outings.

Durable Giorgio Ciriacruz, for his part, fired 14 of his career best 31 points in the fourth quarter and hauled a career high 16 boards as he carried the Chiefs to an 82-72 win over the Blazers and into a share of No.4.

“RJ Jazul is the skipper of this team and he’s been leading by example,” said Letran coach Louie Alas.

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