St. Clare downs PMMS to stay unscathed in NAASCU '18; RTU gives NTC rude welcome

St. Clare downs PMMS to stay unscathed in NAASCU '18; RTU gives NTC rude welcome


By Dugout Philippines

MANILA--Defending champion Saint Clare College of Caloocan grabbed their second straight win by downing Philippine Merchant Marine School, 81-76, at the 18th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) presented by Bitcoin Cash last Thursday at the Rizal Technological University Gym in Mandaluyong.

Home team RTU also welcomed newcomer National Teachers College into the league with a clinical 104-57 drubbing.

Forward Junjie Hallare dropped eight of his 18 points in a pivotal third period run that put the Saints comfortably ahead, 66-53.

The Mariners would recover and close the gap, 74-78, but this was defused by a basket from Mohamad Pare followed by a free throw split by Irven Palencia with four seconds to go, 81-74.

RTU bucked a slow start but once they got their scoring going five minutes into the game, a barrage of triples and tight defense led to their breakaway for good. Kim Herbert Reyes and Baron Ronquillo led Blue Thunder’s charge with 12 points each while Warren Sienes chipped in 11.

De La Salle Araneta University and City University of Pasay likewise recovered from their opening day setbacks to barge into the win column.

DLSAU clipped Manuel L. Quezon University, 79-75, while CUP stopped Holy Angel University, 84-81.

MLQU had no solution for DLSAU’s 6’10” Nigerian behemoth Henry Iloka who exploded for 25 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks.

He was ably supported by Julius Felix Lorenzo with 18 and Jonas Briones with 14 markers respectively.

The CUP Eagles led for majority of the game but needed to convert pressure-packed free throws at crunch time.

Jayvee De la Cruz paced the Eagles with 20 points, six rebounds and six assists followed by John Patrick Aquino with 17 points and nine rebounds.

The 18th NAASCU returns to action with five Seniors games on Saturday, still at RTU.

Opening day winners New Era University and De Ocampo Memorial College Cobras tangle at 12:30 PM with the expected shootout between scoring machines Jeff Comia of NEU and the debuting Dahrrel Caranguian of DOMC.

How They Scored:

First Game

CUP (84) – de la Cruz 20, Aquino 17, Palmenco 12, Padilla 10, Gatchalian 7, K Villagomez 7, Condada 4, Polintan 2, Celestino 2, C Villagomez 2, Catarbas 2, Castaneda 0, Acidre 0, Escabarte 0.

HOLY ANGEL (81) – Candelaria 20, Tungcul 20, Pacoma 18, Nacu 8, Patawaran 5, N Luna 5, Oderinde 4, F Luna 1, Tulud 0, Ocampo 0, Santiago 0, Halili 0, Dizon 0, Lopez 0.

Period Scores: 21-15, 41-27, 62-57, 85-81.

Second Game

DE LA SALLE-ARANETA (79) – Iloka 25, Lorenzo 18, Briones 14, Batungbakal 9, Aquino 5, Badillo 3, de la Torre 3, Batan 2, Esteban 0, Bautista 0, Albajera 0, del Rosario 0, Correche 0, Pena 0.

MANUEL L. QUEZON (75) – Sual 14, Peralta 13, Pastor 11, Alimasa 9, Zulueta 9, Gula 8, Fabila 4, Llorente 3, Teobengco 2, Jamila 2, Hermoso 0, Chan 0.

Period Scores: 23-8, 34-34, 56-47, 79-75.

Third Game

SAINT CLARE (81) – Hallare 18, Pare 17, Santos 11, Fontanilla 10, Fuentes 9, Penaredondo 5, Rebugio 4, Palencia 3, de Leon 2, Joven 2, Catura 0, Tecson 0, Decano 0.

PMMS (76) – Hilario 25, Attas 22, Briones 14, Cabauatan 6, Carvajal 4, Palomares 4, Carampatan 1, Inigo 0, Bautista 0.

Period Scores: 21-15, 43-35, 66-53, 81-76.

Fourth Game

RIZAL TECHNOLOGICAL (104) – Ronquillo 12, Reyes 12, Sienes 11, Flor 9, Estoce 9, Teofilo 9, Torre 9, Tilos 6, Asuncion 6, Redondo 4, Calapine 4, Casitas 4, Quibuyen 4, Laman 3, Flores 2, Guting 0.

NATIONAL TEACHERS (57) – Sabert 16, Baluyot 14, Calinao 12, Villamater 8, Andrade 5, Sising 2, Villavelez 0, Narciso 0, Omega 0, Paladio 0, Mendoza 0.

Period Scores: 19-13, 44-30, 80-43, 104-57.

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