NCAA Season 93 Preview: Run-and-gun Chiefs continue chase for title

first_imgNCAA Season 93 Preview: Arellano Chiefs2.6K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Head coach: Jerry CodiñeraLast Season: 14-4 (Runner-up)Holdovers: Kent Salado, Lervin Flores, Zach NichollsKey Losses: Jio Jalalon, Dioncee Holts, Donald GumaruFinishing as runner-up for two of the last three seasons, Arellano is motivated to finally break the glass ceiling and win it all this year.ADVERTISEMENT Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenacenter_img But coach Jerry Codiñera knows that pulling off the feat will be a tough challenge for the Chiefs, especially with the departure of lead playmaker Jio Jalalon.“Every year, that’s always the case, that we want to win the championship,” he said. “We want to make it to the Final Four and we want to continue to do better every game in spite of the fact that year-in and year-out, there are players who leave the team. We continue to recruit and do well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJalalon’s backcourt partner Kent Salado has been thrust to the spotlight along with seniors Lervin Flores and Zach Nicholls.“Salado will have a bigger role for us this year, same as with the veterans we have in our team,” said the PBA great. Djokovic shrugs off McEnroe’s Tiger comparison LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Codiñera acknowledged his team is expected to take a hit from the graduation of key guys from last season. But as always, he has his full confidence that there will be players ready to emerge out of the shadows and deliver for the Chiefs.“Like what we’ve been doing for the past four years, we just have to deliver and do what we’re supposed to do, make use of what we have, believe on our players and continue to motivate them to bring their A-game every game,” he said.But Codiñera promises that even without Jalalon, Arellano will still be the exciting fast-paced team which is ready to run the competition out of the building any given day.“We will still continue to do the running type of ball game and give our 100-percent effort every game. We’ll continue to excite the fans,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View comments MOST READlast_img

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