2011 AUBF - FESSAP Invitational Basketball Tournament
26th - 29th January 2011 Manila City, Philippines
Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) added another title to its vast collection for many decade in basketball.
And this one comes against no less than an emerging Southeast Asian powerhouse, Vietnam team from Ho Chi Minh Basketball Federation (HCMBF).
Lyceum brought down Vietnam, 96-78, in their winner-take-all encounter to capture the title in the 2011 AUBF-FESSAP Invitational Basketball Tournament at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila over the weekend.
Shane Ko scattered 15 points to lead a balanced scoring attack by the Lyceum Pirates, who defeated the Vietnamese for the second time in as many meetings in this week-long competition organized by the Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) in cooperation with the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) and the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP).
Andro Laurel-Lopez received the championship trophy for Lyceum team in which tournament is supported by Star Paper Corporation, Healthy Options, Molten, Baker’s Fair and Universal Dragon Agriculture Seeds Corporation.
“We’re very happy to win this AUBF-FESSAP title, especially against a young and talented team from Vietnam. This is a good way to start the new year.” Said Coach Bonnie Tan.
Backing up Shane Ko were Allan Santos and Joseph Abaya, who added 14 points apiece, John Foronda with 13, Rich Guevarra with 11 and Arwin Azores 10.
Minh Trieu finished with 16 points for Vietnam, which earned the right to meet Lyceum in the finals by eliminating SCUAA champion Rizal Technological University, 105-102, last Friday.
This week-long tournament is a joint cooperation between AUBF President Shin Dong Pa of Korea and FESSAP President David Ong in preparation for a much bigger league to come in June 2011.
Lyceum (96) –
Shane Ko 15, Allan Santos 14, Joseph Abaya 14, John Foronda 13, Rich Guevarra 11, Arwin Azorez 10, Cris Cayabyab 6, Jerome Ong 4, Macky Chavez 4, John Salazar 1, Richly Puno 1.
Vietnam (78) –
Ming Trieu 16, Dung Hoang 11, Bang Vu 10, Khoi Le 9, Trung Ngo 8, Tu Le 8, Hai Nguyen 8, Choik Reyes 7, Han Triuh 3.
Halftime: 44 - 25