Lyceum sends St. Benilde to sixth straight loss in NCAA | Inquirer Sports

Lyceum sends St. Benilde to sixth straight loss in NCAA

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:29 PM July 21, 2016
Big game from Lyceum's Adrian Alban.  Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

Big game from Lyceum’s Adrian Alban. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

Lyceum raided the hapless camp of College of St. Benilde, 85-58, for its second straight win in the NCAA Season 92 Men’s Basketball Tournament Thursday at San Juan Arena.

As the 2-3 Pirates try to set their anchor in the NCAA, the same cannot be said for the Blazers as they dropped to a miserable 0-6, their worst start since 2004.


Adrian Alban had a season-high 21 points for the Pirates and while he took care of the scoring Mike Nzeusseu went rampant in the boards putting up a 15-point, 22-rebound line.

Pirates head coach Topex Robinson was wary of St. Benilde despite its woeful record and his marching order was to never play with complacency.


“Prior to the game I just reminded them the standing of Benilde is not the reflection of the team, don’t fall for the 0-5 trap and that it would be easy, they’re not going to give it to us,” said Robinson. “I just have to keep on reminding these players to honor the game, give your best no matter who you’re facing.”

Yankie Haruna had 13 points and11 rebounds to lead the Blazers while Christian Fajarito added 13 points of his own.

Wilson Baltazar and Shaq Alanes also made their mark on the offensive end with 13 and 11 points, respectively.

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