MANDALUYONG CITY – Lyceum of Subic Bay kept its clean record after halting Colegio de San Lorenzo, 74-62, at the 16th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) basketball games at the Rizal Technological University Gym Wednesday (August 31). The Sharks are now 2-0, half a game behind early pacesetters Saint Clare College of Caloocan, Our Lady of Fatima University and Enderun Colleges who are all at 3-0.
Edsel Saludo and Kevin Pelaez starred with a combined 14 markers in the Sharks’ strong second period showing highlighted by a 16-0 run as they outscored the Griffins, 30-15, en route to a 38-29 halftime lead. That was in sharp contrast to the first period that saw San Lorenzo jump to a 14-8 start.
From there, the Sharks relied on the key second half baskets courtesy of Carl Michael Lumbao and Fabrice Siewe to preserve their lead. Their lead reached its peak at 16 points, 74-58, before the Sharks allowed the Griffins to score the game’s last four points.
Lumbao paced Lyceum with 19 points, 13 coming in the second half. Siewe had a monster effort of 12 points and seven rebounds in his marquee matchup with San Lorenzo main man Jun Gabriel.
Gabriel had decent numbers of 10 points and 14 rebounds but it was not enough to prevent the Griffins from going on a two-game losing skid. Rick Baldevia led the San Lorenzo with 17 points while JC Forondo matched Gabriel’s total of 10 points.
How They Scored:
LYCEUM OF SUBIC BAY (74) – Lumbao 19, Siewe 12, Saludo 10, Pelaez 10, Castillo 7, Timpog 5, Fomera 4, Hansen 3, Jacaban 2, Falaminiano 2, Alcantara 0, Santos 0, San Luis 0.
SAN LORENZO (62) – Baldevia 17, Gabriel 10, Foronda 10, Carongoy 8, Montes 4, Borja 4, Astrero 4, Alvarado 2, Callano 2, Vargas 1, Laman 0.
Period Scores: 8-14, 38-29, 57-47, 74-62.