NCAA slaps 3 players with 1-game suspension

MANILA, Philippines – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has suspended Michole Sorela of San Beda College, Gio Lasquety of Jose Rizal University, and Denniel Aguirre of Mapua Institute of Technology.

According to NCAA secretary-general Melchor Divina, league rules state that a player who is thrown out of a game is automatically suspended in his team’s next outing.

Sorela was ejected following an altercation with University of Perpetual Help System Dalta’s Kevin Oliveria on Thursday, September 10, while Lasquety was sent to the locker room after he punched College of Saint Benilde’s RJ Deles on Tuesday, September 15.

Aguirre committed a flagrant foul in Mapua’s 82-77 triumph against Colegio de San Juan de Letran on Tuesday, September 15.

San Beda will miss the services of Sorela in an attempt to have a share of the lead on top of the team standings with Letran, as the Red Lions face Lyceum of the Philippines University on Thursday, September 17.

Mapua collides with Arellano University on Friday, September 18, while JRU squares off with Letran on the same day. –