MANDALUYONG CITY – Lyceum of Subic Bay survived what could be its toughest test to date as they defeated Philippine Christian University in overtime, 101-92, at the 16th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) Wednesday night (September 21) at the Rizal Technological University Gym. Carl Michael Lumbao and Kevin Pelaez hit the big baskets in the extra period to send the Sharks to their eighth win in 11 games and solo Third Place.
Pelaez sent the game into overtime with two free throws after he was fouled by PCU team captain Fidel Castro with a half-second left on the clock. Earlier, free throws from Von Tambeling and Reyl Vasquez gave the Dolphins a shaky 86-84 advantage with 10 seconds left in regulation.
In the overtime, the Sharks pounced on their opponents as Tambeling fouled out at the 3:32 mark for pushing Pelaez. Without the opposition’s top scorer, that was the cue for Pelaez and Lumbao to fire away as they erected an 11-point lead nearing the two-minute warning, 97-88.
Fabrice Siewe bulldozed his way to 13 of his game-high 25 in the first period as the Dolphins ran away early, 30-23. Siewe also grabbed 19 rebounds to be named as Best Player while Lumbao finished with 24 points and five rebounds.
Despite getting disqualified on fouls, Tambeling still paced PCU with 41 points and 14 rebounds. Michael Ayonayon also fouled out early in regulation and chipped in 20 points with five steals.
How They Scored:
LYCEUM OF SUBIC BAY (101) – Siewe 25, Lumbao 24, Fomera 14, Saludo 10, Pelaez 10, Castillo 8, Timpog 5, Jacaban 5, Santos 0, Hansen 0.
PHILIPPINE CHRISTIAN (92) – Tambeling 41, Ayonayon 20, Castro 19, Vasquez 7, Yasa 3, Bautista 2, Abrigo 0, Galit 0, Catipay 0.
Period Scores: 30-23, 44-45, 64-64, 86-86 (reg.), 101-92 (OT).