Games Tuesday (Filoil Flying V Centre, San Juan)
8 a.m.- LPU vs AU (jrs)
10 a.m.- SSC-R vs JRU (jrs)
12 nn.- LPU vs AU (srs)
2 p.m.- SSC-R vs JRU (srs)
4 p.m.- SBU vs CSB (srs)
6 p.m.- SBU vs CSB (jrs)

Lyceum of the Philippine University made sure it didn’t play the same third quarter it played the last game as it waylaid a listless Jose Rizal U, 88-56, yesterday to post its third straight victory and keep its grip of the lead in the 94th NCAA basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

The Pirates broke loose in the second period when they transformed a 21-16 lead to a 45-23 advantage at halftime but it was their huge third quarter effort that put the game away and gave them their win in row.

During that decisive run, LPU led by as much as 36 points, 71-35, and was never threatened after it.

“From start to finish, we want to make sure the game will be out of reach because we don’t want to commit the same mistakes that we made in our game against EAC where we blew a big lead,” said LPU coach Topex Robinson, whose win coincided with team manager Andrew Lopez’s birthday yesterday.

The Bombers absorbed their second straight loss.

Earlier, St. Benilde dropped a massive run the last six minutes as it downed Mapua, 90-79, and book its first victory in two outings.

Yankie Haruna unloaded a game-high 19 points, eight of which came during a telling 17-0 blitz late, that made up for a stinging 79-85 defeat to the San Sebastian Stags last week.

The Blazers sizzled from three-point area and buried a season-high 12 triples including five from Fil-Am Justin Gutang, who wound up with 17 points, 10 assists and three rebounds.

In contrast, MU went blank from there in 11 attempt that sealed its fate.

The Cardinals succumbed to their first defeat after they trounced the Jose Rizal Bombers, 72-60, on July 12 at the JRU Gym in Mandaluyong City.

In the third and final seniors game, John Quinto, JP Calvo and Jerrick Balanza teamed up as Letran overcame San Sebastian, 83-76, to book its first win after a disappointing 75-78 setback to Perpetual Help a week ago.

Quinto Calvo and Balanza finished with 17, 16 and 15 points, respectively to propel Knights to their first win.

The Stags skidded to 1-2.

The scores:
First Game (srs)
CSB 90 – Haruna 19, Gutang 17, Dixon 13, Leutcheu 8, Pasturan 8, Naboa 6, Domingo 6, Carlos 5, Young 5, Nayve 3, Barnes 0, Velasco 0

Mapua 79 – Serrano 14, Lugo 14, Bunag 11, Pelayo 8, Bonifacio 8, Jabel 8, Victoria 6, Aguirre 6, Gamboa 3, Salenga 1, Biteng 0, Pajarillo 0

Quarterscores: 15-15, 46-36, 61-59, 90-79

Second Game (srs)
LPU 88 – Nzeusseu 21, Perez 12, Marcelino JC 12, Cinco 11, Yong 6, Ibanez 5, Marcelino JV 4, Valdez 4, Ayaay 3, Pretta 3, Santos 2, Lumbao 2, Serrano 2, Caduyac 1, Tansingco 0

JRU 56 – Mendoza 14, Mallari 10, Dela Virgen 7, Padua 6, Miranda 5, David 5, Esguerra 4, Bordon 4, Estrella 1, Dela Rosa 0, Silvarez 0, Aguilar 0, Santos 0, Ramos 0, Doromal 0

Quarterscores: 21-16, 45-23, 71-39, 88-56

Third Game (srs)

Letran 83 – Quinto 17, Calvo 16, Balanza 15, Muyang 8, Fajarito 7, Ambohot 6, Batiller 6, Agbong 3, Celis 3, Taladua 2, Mandreza 0, Balagasay 0, Yu 0

San Sebastian 76 – Bulanadi 21, Ilagan 18, Calisaan 11, Dela Cruz 9, Valdez 6, Capobres 6, Calma 2, Desoyo 2, Sumoda 1, Are 0, Villapando 0, Baytan 0

Quarterscores: 15-18, 39-34, 59-50, 83-76

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Games Tuesday (Filoil Flying V Centre, San Juan) 8 a.m.- LPU vs AU (jrs) 10 a.m.- SSC-R vs JRU (jrs) 12 nn.- LPU vs AU (srs) 2 p.m.- SSC-R vs JRU (srs) 4 p.m.- SBU vs CSB (srs) 6 p.m.- SBU vs CSB (jrs) Lyceum of the Philippine University made sure it didn’t play the same...