Underdog mentality fuels Zark’s-Lyceum’s Cinderella run

first_imgLATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We came from the bottom, and that motivated us to fight for the championship. As long as we’re together, we have belief on ourselves,” said Perez, who tallied 26 points, six rebounds, and eight steals in the clincher.With Lyceum figuring in three Finals series and winning two championships, the Conference MVP could only be grateful for all the blessings that have gone Lyceum’s way for the past six months.“We’re just so blessed that in the last six months that we’ve played, we’ve been in three championships,” he said, as the Pirates crew won the 2018 Philippine Collegiate Champions League title, and first conference of the PBA D-League.Perez also hopes that this victory would further build the team’s confidence ahead of their campaign this NCAA Season 94.“All the experience we gained here in the D-League, it’s all positive. We’ll take it all going to our run in the NCAA,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith everything going down south, it would have been for Zark’s Burger-Lyceum to quit after falling behind by as much as 14, 49-63, late in the third quarter.But it’s not the character coach Topex Robinson has instilled to these players, and that was exactly what played in CJ Perez’ mind when the Jawbreakers mounted their incredible comeback.ADVERTISEMENT Foton nabs bronze in PSL Grand Prix Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ “All we were thinking was that whatever happened in this game, we won’t die tomorrow. So we just gave our best effort and everything we got,” he said.Zark’s-Lyceum went on crippling 21-4 run to take control of the game for good, 85-74, with 4:06 left en route to the 92-82 Game 3 conquest for the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.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 crownThe victory capped off one of the most awe-inspiring runs to the crown in the PBA D-League history as the Jawbreakers became the lowest-seeded team to win the title.But Perez said that underdog mentality fueled Zark’s-Lyceum’s run. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img

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