Lyceum (55) -- Collado 14, Labadan 8, Postrado 7, Velasco 6, Ellano 6, Baydo 5, Carey 3, Valencia 2, Bilog 2, Bote 2, Espenelli 0, Carter 0, Ignacio 0.
Quarterscores: 14-16, 22-36, 39-47, 57-55.
The last time Kirk Long was hailed as the next Chris Tiu was when he sank the game winner in a game against the UST Growling Tigers three seasons ago. Unfortunately Kirk had some problems with his offense so he concentrated on defense and passed up a lot of great looks which eventually shattered his confidence. Back then in High School at
The high flying duo of Dylan Ababou and Khasim Mirza proved to be tough nuts to crack as both players scored heavily as the sloppy plays of the Blue Eagles and non existent defense gave the Growling Tigers a 60-58 lead going to the pay off period. That was the cue that MVP Rabah Al-Husaini needed to wake up from his slumber. AL-Husaini scored 10 points in the quarter as the Blue Eagles clamped down on the Tigers who shut down Ababou and Mirza. Both stars scored 2 and 4 points respectively in the 4th quarter.
In the Nico of time again
If Kirk is the next Chris Tiu, then the next inside presence for the Blue Eagles is Nico Salva who scored 11 points, his fifth straight game in double figures.
Long 21, AL-Husaini 14, Salva 11, Jai Reyes 11,Baclao 10, Salamat 7, Austria 5, Golla 1, Tiongson 0, Monfort 0, De Chavez 0, Chua 0, Buenafe 0,
Ababou 19, Mirza 18, Maliksi 11, Camus 8, Teng 4, Aytona 3, Afuang 3, Fortuna 2, Bautista 2, Ungria 0, Greene 0
Quarterscores: 20-17, 36 -39, 58 – 60, 80 - 70