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St. Clare remains perfect

  • Written by  A. Andaya
  • Published in Basketball
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ST.CLARE College-Caloocan brought down Our Lady of Fatima University, 71-54, in the battle of unbeaten teams in the 16th NAASCU men’s basketball tournament at the RTU gym in Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City.

The Saints, ever so eager to regain the title they won in 2012, sustained a torrid start on both ends of the floor to beat the Phoenix and claim their fourth straight win in the 14-team competition.

Aristotle Dionisio stood at the helm of the fourth straight lopsided victory with 18 points for the Saints, who outscored the Phoenix, 19-10, in the second quarter and 21-12 in the third period to win pulling away.

The Saints of NAASCU chairman Dr. Ernesto Jay Adalem and coach Jino Manansala have won all their four matches so far by double-digit margins.

Paul Rojay Santos added 14 for the Caloocan-based team.

AJ Perea finished with  13 points and Jerome Juanico added 10 for the Phoenix, who dropped to 3-1.

AMA University outplayed City University of the Philippines, 84-76, and Rizal Technological University smothered Colegio de San Lorenzo, 82-75, to even their records to 2-2.
   
Jerome Ortega fired 20 points and three other  mainstays also scored in double figures for the Titans of coach Mark Herrera and assistant coaches Benjie Diswe,  Bobby Andaya,  Eugene Bautista and Edwin Ancheta.
   
Backing up  Ortega  were Arvin Fuentes ( 17), Jezer Calma (13) and Christian Macaranas (12).
   
Ed Solera and Edgar Erice Jr. paced the Eagles with 14 and 12, respectively.
   
RTU leaned on Cyrus Tabi’s  27 points to beat the Griffins.
   
Ken Bangeles added 11, Jhondel Flores had 10 and Storm Riva  had 10  for the Johnedel Cardel-mentored Thunder.
   
The scores:
   
First game
   
St. Clare (71) -- Dionisio 18, Santos 14, Rebugio 8, Fongue 7, DeLeon 6, Managuenod 4. Palencia 4, Puspus 4, Esguerra 2, Hallare 2, Rios 2. Calapine 0, DeMesa 0, Fuentes 0.
   
OLFU (54)  -- Perez 13, Juanico 10, Bergola 7, Marquez 6, Pedrosa 4, Penanel 4, Albano 2, Canoy 2, Datu 2, Essomba 2, Jimenez 2, Gozum 1, Bacay 0, Cabrera 0.
   
Quarterscores: 14-10, 33-20, 54-32, 61-54.
   
Second game
   
AMA (84)  -- Ortega 20, Fuentes 17, Calma 13, Macaranas 12, Jordan 8, Salonga 7, DeGuzman 6, Carpio 0, Dunluan 0, Macaspac 0, Quijano  0, Magpantay 0, Riley 0.
   
CUP (76) -- Solera 14. Erice 12, Pervera 10, DelaCruz 9, Macasil 9, Penarodondo 8, Acidre 6. Castaneda 4, Cahansa 2, Catarbas 2, Gatchalian 0, Lizardo 0, Padilla 0, Vasquez 0.
   
Quarterscores: 21-13, 35-36, 54-57, 84-76.
   
Third game
   
RTU (82) -- Tabi 27, Bangeles 11, Flores 10, Riva 10, Estoce 6, Tilos 5, Reyes 4, Senires 3, Lagman 2, Laquinan 2, Monghit 2, Asuncion 0, Banaag 0, Lutia 0, Sabordo 0, Quibuyen 0.
   
CdSL (75) -- Gabriel 19, Corongoy 14, Laman 12, Alvarado 9. Astrero 9, Montes 4, Alejo 2, Baldevia 2, Foronda 2, Vargas 2, Ancheta 0, Borja 0, Arcilla 0.
   
Quarterscores:  16-12, 37-39, 62-52, 82-75.