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Undefeated Pirates welcome long break to focus on studies

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:34 PM September 14, 2018

Lyceum is having the best ride in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament having won all of its 12 outings so far.

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The Pirates cruised past Emilio Aguinaldo College, 95-75, on Thursday and won’t be playing again for eight days when they face University of Perpetual Help.

While the inactivity sometimes pose a problem with coaches, coach Topex Robinson is welcoming the oncoming lull.

Robinson said it’s also important for them to step away from the game of basketball for a few days with his players students first and athletes second.

“This is good for us because some of the players are already getting sick and more importantly it’s going them the time to focus on their classes because it’s the prelims week,” said Robinson.

Lyceum has entered exam season for its students and going 12-0 in the NCAA won’t exempt the Pirates from their scholastic duties.

Jaycee Marcelino was stellar for the Pirates against the Generals with 15 points, seven assists, and four steals, but his next challenge could be even harder but he knows that he has Robinson’s support even off the basketball court.

“This break is important for all of us but it doesn’t mean that we’re on break we’re allowed to go partying,” joked Marcelino as Robinson laughed along. “The number one focus should always be studying.”

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