Lyceum stays unbeaten, St. Benilde beats last year’s win total

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lyceum’s Mike Nzeusseu rises for a slam against a hapless Larry Muyang of Letran. —Sherwin VardeleonEight games into this NCAA men’s basketball tournament season, Lyceum remains unbeaten and St. Benilde has already surpassed its win total from all of last year. And the Blazers did not even need their marquee big man to do so.The Pirates used a strong fourth quarter to trip the Letran Knights, 87-82, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre, setting up a mouthwatering showdown between undefeated clubs with defending champion San Beda on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments The Pirates dropped a 17-4 run in the final five minutes to bust out of an eight-point cage and register their eighth straight victory.Drawing firepower from several sources, St. Benilde turned back Arellano University, 70-62, to boost its bid for a slot in the top four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Rookie Justin Gutang led the team with 15 points and seven rebounds while Yankie Haruna had nine rebounds to go with his nine points as the pair helped the Blazers to their fifth win in eight outings.Last season, St. Benilde’s first under coach TY Tang, the Blazers compiled a 4-14 (win-loss) card. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ UST, Adamson battle for top spot; UP takes on FEU Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Six other players contributed at least five points for St. Benilde, which strung up two straight wins for the first time under Tang.“The team played well, we held our own in defense even without Clement,” said Tang.The production of the entire squad made up for the absence of Leutcheu, who served his one-game suspension for the two technical fouls he incurred in a win over the Emilio Aguinaldo Generals Tuesday.The Cameroonian is the team’s second leading scorer (11.9 points) and leading rebounder (9.6) and shot blocker (1.0).In another game, Jose Rizal pulled off a shock 57-55 win over Emilio Aguinaldo.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taallast_img read more