Perpetual Help bounces back from heartbreaking loss with victory over hapless Lyceum
G-Jay Ylagan and three other Altas score in double digits against the lowly Pirates. Jerome Ascano

G-JAY Ylagan scored 15 points as Perpetual Help beat Lyceum, 70-42, on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 91 seniors basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

The Altas improved their win-loss record to 8-3 and stayed in third place as they bounced back from a loss to Mapua last week.

“Lesson ’yun eh. Nakakahiya ’yung nangyari sa amin. Nakita nila ’yung kalaban, kala nila hindi sila nagtatrabaho. Ang basketbol kahit lima lang ang kalaban mo, pag di ka nagtrabaho, matatalo ka,” said Perpetual Help coach Aric Del Rosario.

[See No collapse this time as Mapua Cardinals hold on to stun lackluster Altas]

“At least, ngayon nagising sila,” Del Rosario said.

Ylagan led the Altas’ attack in the second quarter, scoring 12 of Perpetual Help’s 23 points to wrest the lead for good at halftime, 40-20.

Prince Eze had 18 points, 19 rebounds, and six blocks, while Scottie Thompson posted his fourth triple-double of the season with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists for the Altas, who missed Bright Akhuetie in the second half due to a shoulder injury.

The Pirates slipped to 3-8.

The scores:

Perpetual Help (70)—Eze 18, Ylagan 15, Thompson 13, Dagangon 12, Akhuetie 6, Gallardo 3, Elopre 2, Tamayo 1, Oliveria 0, Dizon 0, Coronel 0, Pido 0.

LPU (42)—Bulawan 13, Alanes 10, Baltazar 4, Lacastesantos 4, Ayaay 4, Nguidjol 3, Malabanan 2, Mbida 2, Sunga 0, Soliman 0, Marata 0, Taladua 0, Elmejrab 0.

Quarterscores: 17-11; 40-20; 50-35; 70-42.


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