Perez rescues Zark’s-Lyceum to force do-or-die in D-League quarters

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netZark’s Burger-Lyceum’s hopes rested on shoulders of CJ Perez and the reigning NCAA MVP led his side to a gutsy 104-95 victory over Centro Escolar University to remain fighting in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup quarterfinals Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.The hardworking forward uncorked 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter ru n which turned an 88-90 deficit to a 99-92 lead for the Jawbreakers with 1:41 remaining, before Spencer Pretta and Mike Nzeusseu put on the finishing touches in the win.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Despite the win, Robinson remained wary of the three-seed CEU heading into the do-or-die tussle.“We know that they’re gonna bounce back. We know they’re champions and they have the experience. There’s no reason for us to celebrate. We’ll make adjustments for Thursday,” he said.Rod Ebondo fired 32 points and 25 rebounds in his first game since suffering a back injury to lead the fight for CEU.Judel Fuentes chimed in 14 markers, while Art Aquino had 12 in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Perez also grabbed five rebounds, dished out five assists, and swiped the ball twice to help Zark’s-Lyceum force a winner-take-all Game 2 affair on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena.“If CJ missed those shots, we might’ve lost the game, but that’s CJ for us. He’s gonna win games, he’s gonna lose games, but today, he was on his rhythm and they really wanted to win,” said coach Topex Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNzeusseu topped the Jawbreakers with 28 markers, 12 boards, and two blocks, Jaycee Marcelino chimed in 16 points and six rebounds, and twin Jayvee got 11 markers, four dimes, and three boards in the triumph.The Jawbreakers survived the game despite squandering an 18-point lead, 49-31 lead in the first half. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 104 — Nzeusseu 28, Perez 26, Jc. Marcelino 16, Jv. Marcelino 11, Ayaay 10, Ibañez 5, Caduyac 3, Tansingco 3, Pretta 2, Cinco 0, Serrano 0.CEU 95 — Ebondo 32, Fuentes 14, Aquino 12, Manlangit 9, Chan 7, Wamar 7, Cruz 6, Arim 5, Caballero 3, Guinitaran 0, Intic 0, Saber 0, Veron 0.Quarters: 32-21, 62-55, 75-79, 104-95.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With World Cup nearing, Asian teams still hiring and firing Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more