Who is John Amores? De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and Jose Rizal University’s NCAA Season 98 match was stopped at the 3:22 mark of the fourth quarter on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Arena when John Amores of the Heavy Bombers attacked the Benilde bench and punched a number of players.
The NCAA Management Committee decided that the game would be over with a final score of 71-51, favoring Benilde after a lengthy break in play.
They stopped the game “to avoid further escalation of untoward incidents and for the safety of players, coaches, and audience.”
Mr. Dax Castellano of Benilde and Mr. Paul Supan of JRU, the ManCom representatives from both institutions, concurred.
No penalties had been declared as of the game’s conclusion, and more investigations were anticipated.
JRU dropped to 6-7, while Benilde improved to 10-3.
The Blazers were led by Will Gozum’s 15 points and 10 rebounds and Jimboy Pasturan’s 18 points.
Before the game was stopped, John Amores finished with four points on 1-for-12 shooting and five rebounds.
Who is John Amores?
John Amores has a pending “severe physical injuries” case filed by University of the Philippines student Mark Belmonte.
Belmonte sustained mouth injuries, fractured gum, and dislocated teeth. After the game, he also had to have surgery at Philippine General Hospital.
On September 7, 2022, the case was submitted to the Quezon City Office of the City Prosecutor.
Belmonte and Amores were vying for position throughout the game.
Belmonte struck Amores in the chest with a brief elbow. Amores then struck Belmonte with an elbow to the back in retaliation.
The JRU player launched a massive right that struck the face of a prone Belmonte as he attempted to lift Belmonte up by the collar of his jersey.
Ironically, before becoming a “hot-headed” player in Season 98 of the men’s basketball tournament, Amores was a prior recipient of the NCAA Sportsmanship Award.
Amores’ photo from the 2018 NCAA season, in which he won the Sportsmanship Award for displaying good character toward his opponents while on the court, was quickly found online by internet users.