to learn his lessons well following their Game 1 debacle, or San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez was simply in his usual cunning style last year.
But all that is water under the bridge now, so to speak.
There appears to be a different picture this year.
While San Beda showed its championship poise once more by dispatching Perpetual with ease 83-72 in the Final Four eliminator, Lyceum seemed more than ready to go to war.
With the Pirates’ 109-85 destruction of the fancied Letran Knights in the other half of the semifinals, Robinson awed Fernandez no end.
“It will be tough for us to repeat this year,” said Fernandez, who watched the Lyceum-Letran game unblinking from ringside.
But while Lyceum again has a Perez to press the Pirates’ audacious attack almost without letup, Robert Bolick will be San Beda’s natural answer.
In puncturing Perpetual on Oct. 26, Bolick fired 23 points, including 16 in the final half.
You have a Lion like Bolick, San Beda could be well on the way to winning a third straight NCAA crown in 13 years.
How well would Perez perform will define Lyceum’s aim for a first ever title. Revenge written in his eyes?