Lyceum gets back at Arellano for 7-3 card
MANILA, Philippines—Last year’s runner-up Lyceum of the Philippines University avenged its first round loss to Arellano University with a 93-90 win in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.
Now half-a-game up for the No. 4 spot, the Pirates, who improved to 7-3, are looking to elevate their performance several notches higher in the second round.
“What is important right now is how to grow together,”said LPU mentor Topex Robinson.
Cameroon’s Mike Nzeusseu finished with 23 points, nine boards, two blocks and two steals while Jaycee Marcelino chipped in 12 points, seven assists and five boards for the Pirates.
Kent Salado produced 21 points, seven assists, three steals and three boards but his efforts were not enough for the Chiefs to save them from another defeat, the eighth in 10 contests.
In juniors play, Rhayyan Amsali and Yukien Andrada teamed up for 26 points as San Beda downed EAC, 83-54, for a league-best 9-1 card, while JR Barba and Roie Panganiban each scored 20 points to lead LPU to a 76-61 rout of Arellano for a 7-3 record.
Lyceum (93) – Nzeusseu 23, Marcelino JC. 12, Marcelino JV. 10, Caduyac 9, Navarro 9, David 8, Tansingco 6, Ibañez 5, Santos 5, Valdez 2, Yong 2, Guinto 2, Pretta 0.
Arellano (90) – Salado 21, Bayla 12, Concepcion 12, Arana 11, Oliva 11, Sablan 9, Talampas 8, Alcoriza 4, Segura 2, Gayosa 0, De Guzman 0, Espiritu 0.
Quarterscores: 23-16, 41-48, 67-67, 93-90.
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