Davao recruit Alvin Pasaol impresses in UE Warriors' maiden Filoil Cup win over Lyceum
Alvin Pasaol scores inside for the UE Red Warriors. Jaime Campos

ALVIN Pasaol put on another impressive performance to lift University of the East to a 91-75 win over Lyceum on Wednesday in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.

The Davao recruit, who had just finished his one-year residency, had 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block to lead the Red Warriors to their first victory in three games.

UE forced Lyceum to 31 turnovers in the second half as the Red Warriors turned the game around after trailing, 29-34, at halftime.

“The second half was an all-out effort especially on defense. That’s what we missed in the first half,” said UE coach Derrick Pumaren.

Nick Abanto had 13 points for the Red Warriors.

Joseph Gabayni had 20 points and 12 rebounds in a losing effort for Lyceum, which dropped to 1-2.

The scores:

UE (91) — Pasaol 17, Abanto 13, Batiller 9, Palma 9, Derige 9, Manalang 8, P. Varilla 6, De Leon 6, Armenion 4, Penuela 4, Charcos 2, Acuno 2, Bartolome 2, Poblete 0, Larupay 0, Olayon 0, Gagate 0, Sta. Ana 0.

LPU (75) — Gabayni 20, Ayaay 14, Zamora 8, Baltazar 8, Malabanan 8, Alban 7, Soliman 6, Bulawan 2, Caduyac 1, Alanes 1, Marata 0, Magbuhos 0, Serafica 0.

Quarters: 18-19, 29-34, 60-56, 91-75.

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