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Lyceum hands Letran first loss; San Sebastian overwhelms UP


Lyceum and San Sebastian picked up impressive wins on Friday afternoon in the continuation of the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.

Coming off a scintillating win over Adamson last May 10, the Pirates once again relied on their pesky defense to deal the Letran Knights their first loss in Group B, 101-96.

Raymar Caduyac led the fourth quarter rally of Lyceum, scoring 10 of his 18 points in the payoff period.

“We beat ourselves in the first half. Akala namin it’s gonna be easy, pero nabulaga kami with a very good first half from Letran,” said Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson, as his squad had to claw back from 13 points down.

Lyceum stayed on top of their group with a clean 3-0 slate, while dropping Letran to 3-1.

The Pirates wasted a career outing by Allen Mina, who had 30 points spiked by six triples.

Equally impressive were RK Ilagan and Allyn Bulanadi, as the San Sebastian duo towed the Golden Stags to a 74-64 conquest of the UP Fighting Maroons.

Ilagan had 18 points, while Bulanadi added 16 markers.

This is San Sebastian’s debut in this tournament. Meanwhile, UP saw their two-game winning streak snapped to fall to an even 2-2 in Group A.

Javi Gomez de Liano and Kobe Paras missed the contest.

Ricci Rivero led the way for UP with 19 markers. Juan Gomez de Liano was limited to just eight points on 3-of-11 shooting.

Sister squads De La Salle Green Archers and College of Saint Benilde Blazers also picked up wins in the quadruple-header.

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Behind Encho Serrano’s all-around outing, La Salle eked out a 71-67 win over the CEU Scorpions to go to 3-1 in Group A.

Serrano had 18 points, four rebounds, and two assists, while Justine Baltazar tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds.

CEU, who lost their first outing in three games, were paced by Jam Formento’s 22 markers.

The Blazers, on the other hand, marched on to the win column in Group B after trouncing the JRU Heavy Bombers, 79-56.

Yankie Haruna had an efficient game with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting.

MJ Dela Virgen and Marwin Dionisio each had 11 points for the 0-2 Heavy Bombers.


The Scores:

First Game:

CSB 79 — Haruna 19, Pasturan 9, Gutang 9, Naboa 8, Pangalangan 7, Belgica 6, Dixon 5, Young 3, Flores 3, Carlos 2, Nayve 2, Leutcheu 2, Lim 2, Javillonar 2, Lepalam 0.

JRU 56 — Dela Virgen 11, Dionisio 11, Delos Santos 10, Estrella 6, Arenal 5, Miranda 5, Jungco 2, Aguila 2, Vasquez 2, Bordon 2, Amores 0, Steinl 0, Padua 0.

Quarterscores: 18-4, 34-23, 55-46, 79-56.

Second Game:

LPU 101 — Nzeusseu 20, Caduyac 18, Jc. Marcelino 18, David 11, Navarro 8, Tansingco 7, Ibanez 6, Jv. Marcelino 5, Valdez 4, Guinto 2, Santos 2, Laurente 0, Remulla 0.

CSJL 96 — Mina 30, Yu 15, Olivario 10, Balagasay 9, Sangalang 8, Pambid 7, Reyson 7, Guarino 4, Ular 4, Muyang 1, Caralipio 0, Gallano 0.

Quarterscores: 25-26, 48-58, 71-68, 101-96.

Third Game:

DLSU 71 — Serrano 18, Baltazar 14, Melecio 11, Caracut 9, Manuel 4, David 4, Capacio 4, Cu 2, Bates 2, Bartlett 2, Manaytay 1, Lim 0, Lojera 0, Escandor 0.

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CEU 67 — Formento 22, Diouf 13, Chan 10, Fuentes 10, Lisbo 4, Uri 3, Rojas 3, Sunga 2, Caballero 0, Diaz 0, Bernabe 0.

Quarterscores: 11-13, 26-28, 47-48, 71-67.

Fourth Game:

SSC-R 73 — Ilagan 18, Bulanadi 16, Sumoda 13, Calahat 8, Bonleon 6, Dela Cruz 4, Villapando 3, Altamirano 3, Calma 2, Desoyo 0, Loristo 0, Suico 0, Baclay 0, Tero 0, Isidro 0, Are 0.

UP 64 — Rivero 19, Manzo 12, Akhuetie 11, Ju. Gomez de Liano 8, Murrell 6, Prado 4, Jaboneta 2, Gozum 2, Spencer 0, Tungcab 0, Gob 0.

Quarterscores: 19-13, 37-31, 56-52, 73-64.

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