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Filoil: Lyceum clinches quarters with win over San Sebastian

/ 08:00 PM August 15, 2022
Renzo Navarro Lyceum Filoil

Lyceum’s Renzo Navarro. Photo from Filoil

MANILA, Philippines—Lyceum held off a gutsy San Sebastian side, 75-64, to secure a quarterfinals slot in Group B of the Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup.

After being rattled in the third quarter, the Pirates overcame a shaky third quarter thanks to their veterans, who helped keep the Stags at bay in the final frame.

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“We went back to our veterans because they are more composed [in the clutch]. The team got overwhelmed in the third, they wanted to execute but they were doing too much, sharing too much even when we got a shot so we just went back to our comfort zone,” said Lyceum assistant coach Patrick Melencio, who 5-1 said after the game.

Lyceum uncorked seven unanswered points after San Sebastian pulled to within two in the fourth.

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Renzo Navarro paced the Pirates with 13 points while Maverick Venoya added 12.

The Stags got off to a slow start but got going in the third quarter to take the lead, 53-52, before the Pirates regrouped and regained control of the game.

Lyceum had a strong defensive showing that had San Sebastian shooting only 23.6 percent from the field.

The Pirates, who climbed to 5-1, are the third team to clinch a quarterfinals berth, after National University and De La Salle University.

Milo Janao scored 18 points in a losing effort for San Sebastian.

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