Mutual respect with San Beda makes title win sweeter for Lyceum

first_imgUAAP football: Ateneo ekes out 2-1 win vs La Salle LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 93rd basketball tournament of the NCAA became a virtual toss-up between eventual champion San Beda and Lyceum.ADVERTISEMENT “I think there’s so much respect for each other, and the thing I appreciate about them [Red Lions] is we will just play basketball,” said Robinson after their 70-66 triumph Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“There’s no hard feelings, there’s just so much love and respect for the two teams, and there’s no rivalry. It’s just clean basketball and we enjoy every moment that we play San Beda,” added Robinson. “I’m sure they feel the same way about us.”CJ Perez, who is the face of the Pirates, echoed his coach’s words adding that even though this is the second straight time they faced San Beda there’s no hint of any animosity between the two teams.The senior forward, who finished with eight points and 13 rebounds, added it’s always a treat for him and for the team whenever they play against the Red Lions.“We’re grateful and honored that we faced them again, and of course finally we got one against them,” said Perez in Filipino. “And I know there’s no rivalry between us because this is just the first time we’ve faced after the NCAA.”ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer San Beda had a 16-2 record in the eliminations while Lyceum went on a perfect 18-0 tear, but the Red Lions were still the ones who walked away with the all-important championship.And in just a matter of months, the Pirates and Red Lions were at it again and duking it out for one more title and this time it was in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThis time it was Lyceum that came home with the title.And although the Pirates finally avenged their NCAA title loss the Red Lions, Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson said there is nothing but respect between his team and San Beda. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img

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