LYCEUM defeated Letran, 81-69, last Thursday to capture the Milcu Sports Basketball presented by Got Skills Adidas Summer Showcase title at the Trinity University of Asia Gym.
Mike Nzeusseu captured the finals Most Valuable Player for Lyceum after finishing with 18 points, six rebounds, and three blocks, while CJ Perez had 14 points, five rebounds, and two assists.
Jaycee Marcelino had 12 points, while twin brother Jayvee had 10 points for the Pirates, who got a big boost from their NCAA Season 94 preparation by ruling the Milcu crown.
“Definitely, this is a morale-booster for us,” said LPU assistant coach Jeff Perlas, who called the shots in place of head coach Topex Robinson. “Every championship we won is part of the learnings leading to the NCAA. Success is a series of small wins.”
LPU had a 61-49 lead entering the fourth quarter, after only leading by five at halftime.
Coy Calvelo had 18 points, while King Caralipio chipped in 16 points for the Knights.
LPU 81 – Nzeusseu 18, Perez 14, JC Marcelino 12, JV Marcelino 10, Ayaay 8, Caduyac 5, Pretta 4, Serrano 4, Tansingco 2, Ibanez 2, Lumbao 2, Cinco 0, Yong 0, Santos 0.
LETRAN 69 – Galvelo 18, Caralipio 16, Pambid 8, Agbong 7, Domingo 6, Pascual 3, Pamulaklakin 2, Sangalang 2, Reyson 2, Mina 2, Ular 2, Celiz 1.
Quarters: 20-18; 44-39; 61-49; 81-69.