IN Shane Menina‘s extended collegiate career, never has he played at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
That changed on Saturday as Arellano, coming in as a late replacement for defending champion Letran, served as Emilio Aguinaldo College’s date in the NCAA Season 98 opener on Saturday.
Shane Menina delivers in Big Dome debut
“Masaya ako kasi first time ko maglaro sa Araneta, so ginrab ko yung opportunity,” said Menina, seizing his moment to kick off his collegiate swansong on a high note with the Chiefs taking the 63-58 conquest over the Generals.
The Cebuano guard stepped up to the plate when Arellano needed him the most, canning the game-sealing free throws with 11.0 seconds left to cap off his exceptional performance of 15 points, five rebounds, an assist, and a steal.
And it’s really the kind of performance that coach Cholo Martin has come to expect from…