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10-08-2007, 05:24 PM
Lyceum, RTU gain ‘W’ edge

Defending champion Lyceum of the Philippines University and Rizal Technological University escaped by the slimmest of margins to take the opener of their respective best-of-three finals series yesterday in the 38th WNCAA senior basketball tournament at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

Host school Lyceum foiled College of St. Benilde’s three tries in the final 16 seconds to prevail, 43-42, in Senior A.

RTU also nipped St. Francis of Assisi College, 66-64, to seize the upper hand in the Senior B championship.

The Lady Pirates and the Blue Thunder go for the clincher on Friday, Oct. 12, at the St. Scholastica’s College Gym.

In the one-game battle for third place, St. Scho posted its highest varsity basketball finish ever when it beat World Citi Colleges in Senior A, 75-56.

Sophomore squad Philippine Women’s University bagged the Senior B third place plum with a 61-57 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College.


10-12-2007, 04:52 PM
RTU wins the Group B Division 74-47 over St. Francis of Assisi meanwhile St Benilde extends the series to a third game after a 48-46 nail biter over Lyceum.

10-13-2007, 08:41 AM
St. Benilde stays alive

DEFENDING CHAMPION College of St. Benilde forced a winner-take-all match in the Women’s National Colleges Athletic Association Seniors basketball finals by edging Lyceum of the Philippines University, 48-46, in Game 2 of their title showdown yesterday at the St. Scholastica Gym.

The Lady Blazers took an eight-point lead, 45-37, after Xai Sansaluna scored following a steal with 2:39 left in the clock.

But just as everybody thought the game was already settled, Lyceum’s star Machico Matsuno came through with huge plays to threaten the Lady Blazers anew, 44-47.

Sansaluna split her charities for a 48-44 lead but Matsuno scored two more free throws shoved them to within 46-48 with only eight ticks left. —JP ABCEDE

10-13-2007, 11:21 PM
Tommorow's Game 3 will be at 3PM.

10-14-2007, 07:52 PM
Lyceum wins Group B title with a thrilling 51-48 win over St Benilde in Game 3.