Monday, November 24, 2008

PCC SWEET SIXTEEN: Lyceum vs. Ateneo play by play

1st Quarter

Abaya for the first shot off the game misses point blank… Ateneo for a quick basket at the other end but a steal by #11…

Back to back defensive gem by Lyceum to start the game


3-0 - #11 converts on a three point basket

3-2 – Al Hussaini converts from the midrange

6-2 – Joseph Abaya pulls up from the three

6-5 Kirk Long answers a three

8-5 - #18 for theshort jumper. Nice range for the bulky bigman

8-7 – Rabah answers (Assist: long)

8-8 (Long converts 1-2 on FTs)

8-10 Ateneo starting to press converts on a fastbreak

8-12 Salamat on a press of his own gets the steal, and the fastbreak layup (fouled)

8-13 – Salamat convertes on the And 1

8-15 Salva with the nice hang time conversion on the baseline

10-15 #17 converts off an offensive board

12-15 nice assist by #20 to their “big” guy

14-15 yet another nice assist on the fastbreak by #20 to cut the lead to a single point

ATENEO LEADS 15-14 after the end of first quarter.

First quarter thoughts: Ateneo is not playing like the Blue Eagles at all, while Lyceum is gaining confidence by the minute. Ateneo has to continue to press and pressure the Pirates’ wings or can be a close game.


18-14 - Escueta makes three

19-14 FT conversion by Salva

21-14 Off a nice pass-fake athen hangtime….

23-14 Salva on the break for another highfly act. Not bad for a rookie.

23-15 Ong makes FT (1/2)

24-15 Sumalinog makes FT (1/2)

24-17 ‘#6 offensive rebound and putback

24-19 Abaya off lyceum steal on the break

27-19 Austria 3 points

27-20 #11 makes FT (1/2)

27-22 #6Santiago on the break… fouled! (misses bonus)

27-24 Abaya misses on the layup but Santiago with the put back

29-24 Salva converts off an assist from Rabah

29-25 lyeum FT

32-25 Reyes 3 points

32-27 Abaya 2 points


3rd quarter

32-29 Abaya lay up (challenges Al HUssaini)

32-32 #11 with the three for the tie

34-32 – Rabah putbacl

34-34 fade away jumper by Abaya

37-34 Reyes three

37-37 Santiago three

39-37 Salamat hides the ball (midair) makes shot

41-37 Rabah easy basket on the 3-1 break

43-37 Bankshot (ho hum) by Rabah

45-37 Baclao off a steal, makes basket and got hacked


49-37 Raban off a spins makes semihook

51-37 Salamat spins, fakes and makes shot

51-39 Lyceum makes layup

53-39 Rabah slams on the break



53-41 Ong lay up on the break (assist: abaya)

55-41 Ateneo converts on technical free throw (Unsportsmanlike foul)

55-43 Lyceum converts FT (2/2)

55-44 Lyceum converts technical FT (1/2) Unsportsmanlike foul

55-45 Lyceum FT

58-45 Reyes three points

58-48 Abaya three points

60-48 Rabeh crashes on three people. Fouled. Makes two free throw (just too big for the Pirates)

63-48 Somewhere an Ateneo three was made

65-48 Salamat steal. Salamat soars. Salamat scores.

68-48 Salamat.see above.

68-50 A Pirate scored (now bit boring because of the blowout )

70-50 Salamat dishes this time,

70-52 lYceum offensive rebound

70-54 lyceum easy two on the break. Eagles are relaxing on both ends now

73-54 That said. Salamat makes an easy-looking three

73-56 Abaya has the stroke. But doesn’t have much height for the 2 spot


77-56 Austria power (and too slow) underneath for 2