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Perez stars as Lyceum charges past JRU

Backing up its preseason hype, Lyceum showed its relentlessness and clobbered Jose Rizal University, 96-75, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

CJ Perez made a rousing return to the NCAA stage as he did it all for the Pirates with 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net
Mike Nzeusseu chipped in 13 markers and five boards while MJ Ayaay registered a double-double for himself with his 11 points, 10 rebounds, and three dimes.

Despite the victory, coach Topex Robinson kept Lyceum grounded as he zoomed in on his team’s 21 turnovers and the 16-of-24 shooting from the charity stripe.

“My biggest concern was the turnovers and our free throws, but we’ll take this win and we’ll learn from this,” he said, as he continued to preach improvement after the Pirates passed their first test.

Ayaay kickstarted the telling 10-2 run in the third quarter for the Pirates to turn a close 45-43 lead to a comfortable 55-45 advantage, before Perez took charge in the fourth quarter and blew the game wide open, with Spencer Pretta giving Lyceum its biggest lead at 30, 92-62, with 3:34 remaining.

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net/255913/perez-stars-lyceum-charges-past-jru

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