MANDALUYONG CITY – Lyceum of Subic Bay marched into the quarterfinals of the 16th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) after the Sharks feasted on Manuel L. Quezon University, 100-69, at the start of the playoff round Wednesday (September 28) at the Rizal Technological University Gym. The Sharks looked to settle the outcome early by taking a 32-6 lead after one period and never looked back.
Carl Michael Lumbao bombed from the perimeter and Fabrice Siewe and Kevin Pelaez dominated the inside as Coach Kerwin McCoy turned to his usual weapons of choice. By the time the substitutes came in, the tempo was still the same with Edsel Saludo leading the way.
Saludo had eight of his team-high 18 point in the second period on top of six rebounds. Pelaez, who usually focuses on defense, had a grand shooting day with 17 points and seven rebounds.
Siewe was named as Best Player with 15 points, 19 rebounds and three blocks to typify the Sharks’ dominance. Overall, the Sharks had more rebounds, 55-41.
Jeymark Mallari paced the Stallions with 10 of his 20 points in the third period where they tried to stage a mild comeback. Christopher Bitoon followed with 17 points but was clearly outplayed by the oppositions’ guards Lumbao, Armando Timpog and Allen Fomera who all combined for 41 markers.
Next up for the Sharks are third seed Philippine Merchant Marine School. The Mariners will enjoy the twice to beat advantage in the series that will commence this Saturday (October 1) at the RTU Gym.
How They Scored:
LYCEUM OF SUBIC BAY (100) – Saludo 18, Pelaez 17, Siewe 16, Lumbao 15, Fomera 15, Timpog 11, del Rosario 4, Jacaban 2, Castillo 2, Santos 0.
MANUEL L. QUEZON (69) – Mallari 20, Bitoon 17, Rivera 9, Padua 6, de la Cruz 6, Pangan 6, Baliday 3, Ignacio 2, Angob 0, Macalangcom 0, Aurelio 0.
Period Scores: 32-6, 51-27, 76-52, 100-69.