MANDALUYONG CITY – Tournament surprise Lyceum of Subic Bay remained among the ranks of the undefeated as they feasted on Manuel L. Quezon University, 78-70, at the 16th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) basketball games at the Rizal Technological University Gym. Carl Michael Lumbao stepped up for the Sharks as they bucked the early disqualification on fouls of center Fabrice Siewe with still 6:15 left in the contest.
Lumbao hit eight of his 21 points in the fourth and the Sharks’ defense went to work to limit the Stallions to only 10 points. Kevin Pelaez proved to be a good complement to Siewe as he plucked 12 rebounds to go with 13 points.
The Stallions actually had a good run in the middle two periods despite team leader Christopher Bitoon struggling for form. Jeymark Mallari and Gianne Rivera took turns at finding the hoop while Ronnie Pangan was a workhorse on defense as he tried to contain the hulking 6’9” Siewe resulting in MLQU holding a shaky 60-56 advantage entering the fourth period.
Mallari paced the Stallions with 16 points and six rebounds. Rivera scored 10 points in the third and two more in the fourth to finish with 12 points.
The Sharks moved into a tie with idle Enderun Colleges for second spot in the 14-team standings with three wins in as many starts. The Stallions evened their record to 2-2.
How They Scored:
LYCEUM OF SUBIC BAY (78) – Lumbao 21, Pelaez 13, Siewe 11, Timpog 10, Castillo 9, Fomera 8, Jacaban 6, Saludo 0, Alcantara 0, del Rosario 0, Hansen 0.
MANUEL L. QUEZON (70) – Mallari 16, Rivera 12, Lao 11, de la Cruz 9, Bitoon 8, Pangan 6, Ignacio 5, Aurelio 2, Padua 1, Baliday 0.
Period Scores: 22-18, 41-35, 56-60, 78-70.