MANILA, Philippine—Lyceum coach Gilbert Malabanan expressed his dismay over the newly applied battle for third place within the NCAA Season 99 males’s basketball match.
After a 93-83 loss by the hands of School of St. Benilde on Sunday, Malabanan doesn’t like the concept of seeing groups combat for the suitable to be the third-best workforce within the league.
“I don’t assume so. Ever since, we bought used to a match and not using a battle for third and rapidly, there may be. It’s like one other factor that shocked the gamers,” stated Malabanan when requested if the battle for third is an efficient step ahead for the league.
“We bought used to our standard tradition and rapidly, there’s this. It’s like we misplaced our benefit. That’s my level.”
The Pirates locked up the No. 2 seed on the finish of the elimination spherical with a 13-5 file behind high workforce Mapua.
However after dropping within the Remaining 4 to San Beda regardless of proudly owning a twice-to-beat benefit, Lyceum would’ve completed its season in third place.
However due to the classification match, the Pirates needed to face the opposite dropping semifinalist which was School of St. Benilde. The Blazers had been the fourth seed with an 11-7 slate within the eliminations and had been booted out by the Cardinals within the Remaining 4.
It additionally didn’t assist Malabanan and his wards that they solely discovered a couple of third-place recreation moments after their loss to the Crimson Lions final week.
“We solely discovered after the San Beda loss. Proper after the sport, so we had been form of shocked.”
“As you possibly can see, our gamers moved prefer it was already trip as a result of after that recreation, we actually had low morale, we admit that, then rapidly there’s this recreation.”
What made it tougher for Lyceum was they didn’t have the companies of its greatest participant and Legendary 5 member Enoch Valdez, who already joined the NLEX Street Warriors within the PBA.
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