San Beda avenges loss to Lyceum
Tambeling saves Letran from Mapua
MANILA, Philippines – San Beda College overpowered Lyceum of the Philippines, 81-63, Saturday at The Arena in San Juan.
The win avenged the Red Lions’ 66-70 defeat to the Pirates in their first-round NCAA men’s basketball encounter.
Baser Amer played in tandem with bigman Ola Adeogun for a combined 36 points.
Adeogun registered a double-double effort of 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Amer tallied 17 markers and 3 steals.
The closest Lyceum got near San Beda was when the team got within 8 points, 59-51, in the third.
But the Red Lions surged on to extend their lead to as much as 19 points near the end of regulation.
Dexter Zamora paced the Pirates with 20 points.
Meanwhile, in the second NCAA men's basketball battle on Saturday, Letran relied on John Tambeling in the latter part of their game for a 77-70 win over a skidding Mapua squad.
Tambeling came off the bench with 13 points, while Kevin Racal topscored the Knights with 23 points.
Mapua maintained a tight game in the first three quarters, giving Letran a close fight.
Tambeling took over in the fourth to give the Knights a 67-56 lead. He was later ejected from the game after incurring an unsportsmanlike foul against the Cardinals' Darrel Magsigay.
But the rest of the Knights fought for their 9th win in 10 starts.