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Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 08:06 PM August 16, 2017

Letran head coach Jeff Napa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Undefeated and fearsome, Lyceum is looking every bit of a championship contender nearing the halfway mark of the NCAA season.

The Pirates have been making statements with a victory on top of another. But Friday’s showdown with the Letran Knights, who are in the middle of a resurgence, promises to be their stiffest challenge yet.

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Winners of four straight, the Knights are transforming into a force to reckon with in their own right.

Their legitimacy as title contenders can be argued at this point with still a lot of games to be played but one thing’s certain, the Knights are unfazed and unrattled with what lies ahead.

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“Humanda ang Lyceum sa amin kasi lahat ng babangga sa amin, gigibain namin. That’s my players’ mindset right now,” warned Letran head coach Jeff Napa, his bold declaration coming on the heels of a gritty win over a game San Sebastian side in overtime.

(Lyceum better be ready for us because we we’re going to destroy whoever comes in our way.)

Letran has propelled to the third spot at 5-3 behind Lyceum (7-0) and defending champion San Beda (6-1) after opening the season losing three of its first four games.

Napa embraced the fact that his team will be the underdog against the menacing Pirates, likening the impending clash to a biblical story.

“It’s going to be David and Goliath,” Napa described. “We’re going to go all out.”

And we all know how that narrative ends.

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