by Ernest Hernandez
NorthPort Batang Bier will face the Magnolia Hotshots in an exhibition game organized for the benefit of Letran Knight’s Jerrick Balanza. The game will be held at the Letran Gym on September 13 at 10:00 a.m.
Balanza was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the temporal lobe, forcing him to sit out the rest of NCAA Season 94.
The 21-year-old cager needs to raise P500,000 for the brain surgery. If treated well, the Letran Knight can still return to the hardcourt by early November.
Balanza has been averaging 7.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists this NCAA season. In the meantime, Gaylord Pambid has been activated and took his spot on the roster.