San Beda lost Cameroonian Donald Tankoua for the rest of the NCAA men’s basketball season after he tore his right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their previous game last Friday at The Arena in San Juan City.
Tankoua was injured in the first quarter of their game against Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) following a bad fall and was taken out to the hospital. He only played for five minutes, but scored five points.
“It was confirmed last night (Friday), and it was really saddening,” said San Beda Coach Jamike Jarin.
Despite missing the rest of the game, the Red Lions still pulled off a 90-82 win over the Generals to improve to a 10-1 win-loss record and maintain their hold of the top spot.
The absence of Tankoua for the rest of the season is a big blow to San Beda’s bid of regaining the championship that they lost to Letran last year.