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    Pirates down Bombers for first victory after three losses in NCAA Season 92

    Jul 15, 2016
    Mike Nzeusseu shows the way as Lyceum's win leaves St. Benilde as the only winless team in Season 92. Jaime Campos

    LYCEUM scored its first win in NCAA Season 92, downing Jose Rizal University, 69-66, on Friday at The Arena in San Juan. 

    Mike Nzeusseu and Adrian Alban sparked a late run, combining for 20 of the team's 24 points in the final quarter, to help the Pirates chalk up a win after three losses.

    Nzeusseu and Alban finished with 24 and 19 points, respectively. Nzeusseu also collared 21 rebounds.

    "We're still 1-3... there's nothing to celebrate," said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson.

    Alban made his presence felt inside the last three minutes and uncorked a booming triple with 1:13 to go to give Lyceum a 66-60 lead.

    But Teytey Teodoro responded with a triple of his own off a timeout, followed by another three-pointer by Jordan Dela Paz to cut the lead dwon to two, 68-66, with 13.4 ticks left.

    Nzeusseu made just one of two free throws on the next possession, but made up for his missed freebie with an emphatic block on a Dela Paz drive.

    Ervin Grospe and Teodoro led JRU with 16 and 14 points, respectively, as the Heavy Bombers fell to a 1-3 card.

    The Scores:

    LPU 69 - Nzeusseu 24, Alban 19, Marata 8, Alanes 4, Ayaay 4, Malabanan 4, Serafico 4, Caduyac 2, Baltazar 0, Soliman 0, Magbuhos 0.

    JRU 66 - Grospe 16, Teodoro 14, Poutouochi 10, Lasquety 10, Dela Paz 6, Abdulrazak 5, Pontejos 3, Salaveria 2, Astilla 0, Dela Virgen 0, Evardo 0.

    Quarterscores: 9-16, 27-29, 45-47, 69-66

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    Mike Nzeusseu shows the way as Lyceum's win leaves St. Benilde as the only winless team in Season 92. Jaime Campos
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