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05-28-2009, 12:45 PM
Will battle Dela Salle University for the last quarterfinal spot

Pirates crushed Merlions

Lyceum of the Philippine routed City College of Manila, 81-64, to climbed into a share of second place with Dela Salle in the 2009 Nike sumer League basketball tournament at the FEU gym..
Fritz Gerald Ong joined hands with Allen Difuntorum, Aaron Anacta and Chris Aqualafull to power the Intramuros-based Pirates to its third win in five outings at the end of elinmination round.
With the win the Pirates will face the Archers in a knock-out match with the winner will battle the San Beda Red Lions in the quarterfinals.
Ong topscored with 13 points, while Difutorum, Anacta and Aqualafull contributed 12 points each.

The scores
Lyceum Manila (81) — Ong 13, Difuntorum 12, Aqualiful 12, Anactia 122, Doligon 10, Guevarra 6, Abaya 6, Cayabyab 5, Rimando 3, Mendoza 2, Del Rosario 0, Igtiben 0.
CCM 64 — Dela Cruz 31, Quinones 10, Arambola 9, Crisostomo I 6, Crisostomo J 4, Estacio 4, Montilla 2, Sy 0.
Quarterscores: 21-18, 34-32, 62-41, 81-64

Pirates shocks Archers

Lyceum of the Philippines University provided the worthiest upset win so far in the 2009 Nike Sumer League basketball tournament , beating powerhouse Dela Salle University, 74-73, at the FEU gym.
Joseph Abaya, a 5-9 guard hit a short jumper with seventeen seconds left to gives the Pirates a one point lead, then the Pirates puts a defensive clamp on the Archers as James Mangahas’ attempt missed its mark.
This outcome complicates the playoff picture in seniors Group C. In the event that the Intramuros-based squad wins its final assignment and the green and white crew drop theirs, there would be a triple tie in second among the two teams and idle Mapua Institute of Technology.
Lyceum-Manila owns a 2-2 standing with its last game of the eliminations against Universidad de Manila.
The Green Archers, on the other hand, would go up against FEU in their last elimination game.This is DLSU’s first defeat in the tournament this season.
To review the three teams’ head-to-head matchups, the Cardinals won against the Pirates, 61-51, and the Archers were victorious against Mapua, 72-53.
Everything would be moot though if the Taft-based team takes care of the Tamaraws. Just the same, there would be a playoff for the first seed in their group.
Abaya topscored for the Pirates with 17 points and three assists. Fritz Gerard Ong and Rich Guevarra combined for 27 markers and Republic of Ghana recruit Chris Aqualiful had a double-double with 11 and ten rebounds.
Peejay Barua led the losing squad with 23 points and five rebounds. James Mangahas hit 12 and Bader Malabes pumped 11 markers and four boards.

The scores
Lyceum (74) -- Abaya 17, Ong 14, Guevarra 13, Aqualiful 11, Igtiben 10, Rimando 4, Difuntorum 3, Cayabyab 2, Doligon 0, Lacap 0, Anactia 0.
DLSU (73) -- Barua 23, Mangahas 12, Malabes 11, Webb 8, Banal 5, Villanueva 4, Marata 3, Tolentino 3, Bringas 2, Bagatsing 2, Revilla 0, Andrada 0, Reyes 0, Mendoza 0, Co 0, Manguera 0.
Quarterscores 13-21, 33-40, 56-61, 74-73

Tamaraws downed Pirates

Far Eastern University overwhelmed Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila, 73-58, to extend its winning streak to three in the 2009 Nike Summer League basketball tournament at the FEU gym
The Tamaraws broke away in the third period, leading by as much as 20, 61-41. Jan Inri Vinluan scored off the offensive glass in the waning moments to give Far Eastern the biggest lead.
However, the highlight of the blowout match was when Lyceum-Manila head coach Bonnie Tan was ejected for excessive complaining in the 5:09 mark of the same period. There was a brief lull before Tan exited, bringing along with him some bench players.
Reil Cervantes lorded the paint with 17 points, while Ryan Roose Garcia put up 13 markers and three assists. Hippolyte Noundou had a near double-double with nine points and eight rebounds.
Allen Difuntorum led the Pirates with 12 points.

The scores
FEU (73) -- Cervantes 17, Garcia 13, Sanga 9, Noundou 9, Tanuan 5, Knuttel 4, Exciminiano 4, Eguilos 4, Vinluan 4, Manalo 2, Pearce 2, Romero 0, Guerrero 0, Cruz 0, Caluag 0.
Lyceum (58) --“Difuntorum 12, Cayabyab 8, Abaya 7, Mendoza 7, Doligon 7, Ong 6, Anactia 6, Rimando 3, Del Rosario 2, Aqualiful 0, Lacap 0, Igtiben 0, Evong 0, Daddy 0, Guevarra 0.
Quarterscores: 18-12, 34-29, 61-43, 73-58.

Pirates nips Olympians

Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila demolished STI College-Sta Rosa, 82-41, to register its first win in two outings in thewas firing in all cylinders as its demolished STI College-Sta. Rosa, 82-41, in the 2009 Nike Summer League at the Far Eastern University Gym.
It seemed that Kevin Lacap could not miss as he ended up with 27 points, mostly coming from outside, to highlight the prowess of the Pirates. They did this despite head coach Bonnie Tan deciding not to fill in his foreign reinforcements.
Also playing big for the Pirates are Allen Difonturum with 17 markers and Jerard Ong with 11 points.
No STI-SR player finished in double digits as three players ended up with six points each to lead their squad.
Aside from their torrid shooting, the Pirates were running their press defense to perfection while also converting easy buckets at the offensive end.
The Intramuros-based squad blasted the gates with a 17-5 start and never looked back. The lead then increased to 22 midway of the second period, 37-15.
Three-pointers from Lacap and Ong turned it into a 44-point buffer, 81-37, 2:45 in the final quarter.

Cardinals defeated Pirates

Mapua Institute of Technology brought down Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila, 61-51, in a high intensity battle in the 2009 Nike Summer League at the Far Eastern University Gym on April 29.
Allan Mangahas and Erwin Cornejo powered the Cardinals to a 12-1 run in the fourth quarter to chirp in an eight-point lead, 52-44, two and a half minutes remaining, enough to hold off Lyceum’s last stand.
Both Cornejo and Mangahas ended up with equal 14 points. Mangahas also had four assists.
Fritz Gerard Ong and Allen Difuntorum had ten markers each for Lyceum. Chris Aqualafull had eight points and ten rebounds.
This is Mapua’s second straight win
The two sides exchanged leads like two boxers trading blows. Mapua ended the first half carrying a nine-point buffer, 30-21, from a 15-2 barrage. Jason Pascual and Rico Magat scored the brunt in that run.
The Pirates fired their own 12-3 charge to lead by five going into the final ten minutes. The Cardinals proved to be steadier at the stretch though as they took over during crunchtime.
A freethrow shooting brigade from a fouling spree gave Mapua an 11-point cushion, 59-48.

06-19-2009, 11:11 AM
@@@ Pirates downed Archers will face next the Migthy Lions of San Beda

LYCEUM University proved it was no fluke and showed De La Salle University the door in the 2009 Nike Summer League.

It took two overtime periods for the Pirates to defeat the UAAP powerhouse for the second time in the tournament and book their place in the quarterfinal round via a 73-72 squeaker last June 2 at the FEU Gym.

Lyceum, which trailed by as much as 13 points early in the game, had nothing to lose as it climbed back into the game and forced the Green Archers to commit turnovers in the second quarter.

It was at the 1:06 mark of the third period that Lyceum first grabbed the lead through a Reggie Rimando basket. A see-saw battle ensued thereafter with Lyceum leading by as many as seven points – their biggest in the game – with under two minutes left in the fourth quarter. The game momentarily ground to a halt after technical fouls were slapped on Lyceum’s Jerard Ong and DLSU’s Simon Atkins. Five straight points by Peejay Barua and a two-pointer by Kish Co forced a 58-all deadlock after 40 minutes of action.

In the first overtime period, La Salle drew first blood but was held scoreless in the last three minutes, giving Lyceum the chance to rattle in five straight points to force another extra five minutes.

Down the stretch in the second overtime, the Pirates missed a total of four free throws. At the 1:19 mark, Lyceum increased its lead to five thanks to a three-pointer by Joseph Abaya. This was canceled out by Peejay Barua’s own trey, which trimmed the DLSU deficit to two, 73-71, with 1:06 remaining. Green Archer playmaker LA Revilla was then sent to the free throw line with 35 ticks left and split his charities to cut the Pirate lead to one, 73-72.

The Intramuros-based squad’s failure to convert in the ensuing possession gave DLSU the opportunity to take the game. However, Revilla failed to set a play in the final 15 seconds, handing Lyceum the last quarterfinal ticket and a matchup with San Beda College.

Abaya topscored for the Pirates with 25 points while Chris Aqualifull added 15 points and 17 rebounds. Barua, on the other hand, had 22 markers for the Green and White.

The scores:
Lyceum-Manila 73 – Abaya 25, Aqualiful 15, Rimando 10, Guevarra 8, Difuntorum 8, Anactia 5, Ong 2, Cayabyab 0, Mendoza 0.
De La Salle 72 — Barua 22, Bagatsing 9, Malabes 9, Villanueva 8, Mangahas 7, Co 6, Revilla 5, Mendoza 3, Tolentino 2, Atkins 0, Webb 0, Marata 0, Andrada 0, Banal 0.
Quarterscores: 13-20, 25-28, 44-39, 61-61-all, 66-66-all, 73-72.

06-19-2009, 11:15 AM
@ Lyceum of the Philippines U. "Crimson Pirates" 70, San Beda College "Red Lions"86

San Beda (86) – Gamalinda 14, Tirona 11, Lanete 11, Daniel 10, Tecson 10, Villahermosa 9, Marcelo 8, J. Pascual 6, Taganas 5, Soliman 2, Koga 0, Caram 0, Sorela 0, K. Pascual 0.
Lyceum-Manila (70) – Abaya 13, Ong 12, Rimando 11, Cayabyab 11, Aqualiful 6, Mendoza 6, Anactia 4, Guevarra 3, Lacap 2, Difuntorum 2.
Quarterscores: 24-10, 37-35, 60-46, 86-70.