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Drive for five complete! Red Lions sweep Chiefs

By Dugout Philippines

San Beda banked on its championship experience in the second half to take down Arellano, 89-70, in Game 2 of the NCAA Finals at the Mall of Asia Arena.

By completing a 2-0 sweep of the best-of-three series, the Red Lions captured their fifth straight NCAA plum, matching the feat of the 1993-97 San Sebastian Golden Stags.

Despite leading for most of the game, however, San Beda had to withstand Arellano's pressure defense in the third quarter that forced the team to commit 11 turnovers as its opponents failed to take advantage of the errors.

The Red Lions finally found the way to get past the Chiefs' defense as they leaned on their passing to get free for the timely baskets that put the game away.

Anthony Semerad led San Beda with 30 points and six rebounds.

Keith Agovida had 22 markers to lead Arellano.