SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LYCEUM 96 – Perez 22, Jc. Marcelino 19, Ayaay 10, Tansingco 10, Caduyac 8, Pretta 8, Jv. Marcelino 6, Liwag 5, Nzeusseu 5, Marata 3, Baltazar 0, Cinco 0, Ibañez 0, Santos 0.MAPUA 90 – Gabo 21, Buñag 18, Victoria 16, Aguirre 11, Nieles 9, Orquina 7, Pelayo 6, Raflores 2.Quarters: 20-21, 48-43, 73-58, 96-90. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Africa champion Cameroon misses out on World Cup Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lyceum didn’t look like it missed a beat as it sustained its hot streak to the second round of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 96-90 victory over Mapua Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT View comments CJ Perez paced the Pirates with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Jaycee Marcelino got 19 markers, six boards, and two dimes.MJ Ayaay and Ralph Tansingco both chimed in 10 points apiece in Lyceum’s 10th straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Coach Topex Robinson, though, was dissatisfied with how his side reacted to the Cardinals’ challenge, as the cellar dwellers gave the Pirates everything they could handle.“I guess we didn’t play our usual game. We didn’t honor the game and it almost backfired on us. Credit to coach Atoy (Co) for preparing his team well for us,” the youthful mentor said. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lyceum lost hold of its 17-point lead, 71-54 in the third quarter as Laurenz Victoria and Leo Gabo willed Mapua to get to as close as six late in the game.Robinson said that it’s something his team needs to work on as the Pirates gear up for tougher foes ahead.“That’s the challenge for us. If we want to stay on top, there’s a lot of responsibilities that come with it. We’re the barometer. Hopefully, this will be a wake up call for us that any team can beat us if we let our guards down,” he said.Gabo paced Mapua (1-9) with 21 points and five assists, while Christian Buñag had 18 markers and 14 rebounds in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES
On the rise: Palmdale, with a new coach and no seniors on its roster, has been the surprise story in the Golden League. The Falcons (4-3 overall, 4-2 Golden) held off Highland 77-74 on games Tuesday after the teams played to a 9-9 tie, moving into sole possession of third place entering the second round. It was Palmdale’s first victory over Highland. Three victories by Pedro Gonzalez and Jose Gutierrez in doubles were crucial in the triumph, which puts the Falcons in position to secure a berth in the Southern Section Div. III playoffs next month. Palmdale coach John Konrad has a history of developing young teams into playoff contenders. Konrad previously guided Littlerock’s girls’ tennis team to consecutive Div. IV playoff appearances, with a first-round victory in 2004. They were the Lobos’ first postseason trips. Cesar Garcia and the doubles pairing of Michael Castro and Tyler Coombes also have contributed to Palmdale’s success. They combined to win six sets in a 14-4 victory April 4 over Antelope Valley, last year’s third-place team. The drought is over: Littlerock bounced back from five consecutive losses for its first victory last Thursday, a 13-5 triumph over Antelope Valley. Chris Gilhang won three sets in singles and Jorge Carmona and Chris Maravilla swept in doubles for the Lobos (1-7, 1-5). [email protected] (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventIt initially was called off March 10, when snow flurries fell, also canceling the annual Antelope Valley swimming invitational, which also has been rescheduled for Saturday at Eastside Pool. “For the first time in my career, we were snowed out from a practice,” Lenaway said. “We’ve been rained out plenty of times before, but that was a new one. There was three inches of snow on the ground on the morning of March 10, so we decided to cancel the event.” During the rescheduling process, Lenaway wanted to make sure that the date enabled Moorpark and Burroughs to make the trip to the Antelope Valley. “When I took the tournament over from Palmdale, I tried to be true to that commitment,” Lenaway said. “You want to keep inviting teams that have been coming since the beginning and be loyal to the people who have been loyal to you.” All seven teams are trying to make up matches postponed by recent rainstorms, so if the event is unable to be held Saturday, it is unlikely it will be rescheduled again. When Bill Lenaway took responsibility for running an annual spring tennis tournament in the Antelope Valley, the Quartz Hill High boys’ tennis coach didn’t imagine the obstacles along the way. Quartz Hill and Golden League counterparts Antelope Valley, Knight and Palmdale are scheduled to compete Saturday along with Alemany of Mission Hills, Burroughs of Ridgecrest and Moorpark in the one-day event. The tournament was postponed March 11 because of inclement weather, and it appears it could again be in jeopardy because rain is in the forecast Friday through Sunday. “Hopefully, we can’t lose out twice,” Lenaway said. Despite his best efforts to reschedule the tournament around schools’ spring breaks, Lenaway hasn’t received much cooperation from Mother Nature.