LPU sails to solo second in Got Skills; Bullpups stay alive

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 02, 2017 03:54 PM
LPU sails to solo second in Got Skills; Bullpups stay alive
Photo courtesy of Milcu Got Skills Tournament

Just as Lyceum is dominating the NCAA, it is also making its mark in the 2017 Milcu Got Skills Elite Basketball Showcase.

On the back of Carl Lumbao’s 16 points, the Pirates downed Chiang Kai Shek, 69-61, last Saturday at the Lyceum Gym in Intramuros, Manila to claim sole possession of the second spot in the standings.

Only Lumbao was in double-digits, but the home team utilized total team effort on both ends to hike their record to 9-3.

The strong showing of its Team B is a much welcome development for an LPU side which cleanly swept the elimination round of the NCAA and earned an outright berth into the Finals.

Still with one assignment remaining in its schedule, the Pirates are already assured of advancing into the next round of the Got Skills Elite Basketball Showcase. There, the top four teams will face off with the one-seed pitted against the four-seed and then the two-seed duking it out with the three-seed.

Also already in the semifinals is UP which boasts of a league-best 11-1 standing.

The last two berths are being contested by De Ocampo Memorial College and Letran which are both at 8-4; NU Juniors B which is at 8-5; NU Juniors A, Chiang Kai Shek, and University of Baguio which are all at 6-5; as well as NU Seniors which is at 4-4.

No longer in contention are 4-8 Technological Institute of the Philippines, 4-9 Perpetual and JRU, 2-9 FEU, and 2-11 DLSU.

In the Under-17 tournament, UST formally set the seedings after taking care of business against the Lyceum Jr. Pirates, 69-57.

Newcomer Kobe Palencia showed the way with 18 points, four assists, and one block as the Tiger Cubs ended the eliminations at 5-3.

That standing places them at the third-seed and they will now move on to face sixth-seed DCYSO in the quarterfinals. In the other pairing, fourth-seed Trinity University of Asia will take on five-seed Lyceum.

Top-seed Chiang Kai Shek and second-seed DLSZ are already waiting in the semifinals with twice-to-beat advantages.

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