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    Two other Pirates steal the show and lead the NCAA top performers of the week

    Sep 18, 2017
    MJ Ayaay and JC Marcelino of Lyceum are joined by Jerome Garcia, JV Mocon and Edward Dixon on this week's list. 

    WITH Lyceum sustaining its impressive run in NCAA Season 93, another Pirate tops this week list of performers — and it's not CJ Perez or Mike Nzeusseu.

    Lyceum's MJ Ayaay leads the top performers, which also includes another fellow Pirate, an emerging young big man.

    Here are the five best NCAA players for the week:


    MJ Ayaay

    Ayaay tops this week's best performers and for a good reason. He scored 20 points and 10 rebounds in Lyceum's 94-92 come from behind win over Arellano, making the big shots in the thrilling endgame.

    With CJ Perez out to fouls, Ayaay took charge and scored five straight points in the final minute, including the go-ahead basket with just seven seconds to go.

    By proving that Lyceum isn't just a CJ Perez squad, Ayaay was also picked NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week by writers covering the league.


    Jerome Garcia

    Emilio Aguinaldo College continues to surge in the second round and it has Jerome Garcia to thank for.

    The transferee out of Adamson University fired 23 of his 27 points in a sizzling first half to tow the Generals to an 85-72 win over the Mapua Cardinals.

    The sweet shooting forward fired five of his six triples in the first half as the Generals zoomed past their foes and never looked back to improve to 5-6 and forge a three way tie for fourth with Letran and San Sebastian.


    JV Mocon

    Mocon has consistently made the weekly list. Mocon had another all-around game with 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in their 76-65 win over San Sebastian in a heated encounter.

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    Mocon did well in the physical match, particularly in clutch where they fended off the tough fighting Stags.


    Edward Dixon

    Perhaps the biggest surprise in the list is College of St. Benilde's Dixon who is slowly turning into a reliable weapon for coach TY Tang.

    Dixon was at the forefront of the Blazers' 83-55 win over the Perpetual Altas by bringing in energy from both ends of the floor.

    Coming off a 27-point performance in their loss to Lyceum, Dixon followed that up with 21 points and seven rebounds as the Blazers proved it can win on the court against the Altas.


    JC Marcelino

    The second Pirate on this list, Marcelino didn't make the big baskets in their win over Arellano, he even missed one, but his overall aggressiveness on defense was enough for him to be included in this list.

    The young guard finished the game with 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals to fully compliment the Pirates' main guns in their comeback victory.


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    MJ Ayaay and JC Marcelino of Lyceum are joined by Jerome Garcia, JV Mocon and Edward Dixon on this week's list. 
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