Posted on September 20, 2022 12:02 pm
Updated September 20, 2022 12:02 pm
12:00 – Perpetual (1-1) x CSB (2-0)
3pm – High School (2-1) x EAC (0-3)
De La Salle-College de Saint Benilde and Lyceum of the University of the Philippines look to stretch their respective winning streaks as they face separate opponents on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 98.
Benilde is currently the only unbeaten team in the league in its history and the Blazers will want to keep it that way when they face the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA at 12pm at the FilOil EcoOil Center in San Juan.
Meanwhile, Lyceum, which comes on a two-game winning streak, will try to protect its roster against the hungry Emilio Aguinaldo College in their 3pm meeting.
Benilde assistant coach Paolo Layug, who took over as coach in the 100-94 victory over San Sebastian College-Recoletos last Friday when coach Charles Tiu was in the infirmary, stressed that they will be cautious with the Perpetual team.
Layug said the Altas, who transferred to the University of Arellano last Friday, have one of the deepest benches in the league, with Kim Aurin, Rey Barcuma, Mark Omega and Jielo Razon leading the way for the Las Piñas school. .
But on Taft’s team, tipped to continue leading the Blazers, are rookie Migs Oczon, Will Gozum, Miggy Corteza, Robi Nayve and JC Cullar.
“I have a lot of respect for Perpetual, they are a tough team,” said Layug.
“If we’re talking depth, they have one of the deepest teams in the NCAA. For me, I’m sure they will be more motivated after a loss.”
Like Benilde, Lyceum are also looking for a win, potentially their third in four games.
The Pirates, who achieved epic victories over the Season 97 Final Four teams of Mapua University and San Beda University, will face off against the still-winnless EAC.
Lyceum coach Gilbert Malabanan said they will continue to rely on offense and balanced scoring, which he said led them to wins over the Cardinals and Red Lions.
“I’m so happy with my team’s score, karamihan nag double digits. That’s trust in sinasabi ko sa kanila, they have to trust each other and ayun, lumalabas’ yung trust sa amin,” Malabanan said.
“Sabi ko naman sa kanila, gaya ng nakasulat doon no board namin, nakalagay doon [ay] making ‘trust’. ‘Yun ‘yung nangyayari sa amin in these last two games.”
—JMB, GMA News