Lyceum of the Philippines quickly put its recent loss to University of Perpetual Help System Dalta behind as it crushed Arellano University, 113-79, yesterday in the 94th National Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
Now with a 13-1 record, the Pirates sealed another triumph after leading by as many as 34 points, sliding Arellano at a 4-9 win-loss record.
“It’s a big opportunity for us again to really get better and to be better versions of ourselves and yes, that was a good win for us,” Lyceum coach Topex Robinson said.
“It was a reminder that we should always honor the game. We honor it by giving our best.
It’s a big opportunity for us again to really get better and to be better versions of ourselves and yes, that was a good win for us.
We honor it by always making sure that we do what we were supposed to do and we always have to do it right. Arellano is not our opponent but ourselves. Just like what happened to Perpetual,” Robinson said.
LPU star players Jaycee Marcelino and reigning MVP CJ Perez stepped up to strike a win over the Chiefs.
“We are really happy because we were able to win this game. We were woken up by our recent loss which pushed us to work harder this time,” said Marcelino, adding that he doubled his effort due to his twin’s absence to recover from a severe nose injury.