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Dolphins surprise Stallions

  • Written by A. Andaya
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SUBIC -- Philippine Christian University  went to Yves Sazon for the much-needed  firepower to subdue  Manuel Luis Quezon University, 81-71, in an out-of-town  game in the 16th  NAASCU men’s basketball tournament at the  Subic Bay  Metropolitan Authority gym in Olongapo.

Sazon routed all guards thrown against him  to establish a  NAASCU  scoring record of 45 points and  help the Elvis Tolentino-mentored Dolphins to claim their sixth win in 10 outings.

Sazon’s 45-point effort matched the single-game  record first established by   Dahrell  Caraguin of  De Campo  Memorial College  against PCU last Sept.11.

Sazon’s scoring spree  included five three-point shots  that enabled the Dolphins to take control of the game.

Mike Ayonayon  added 17 points and Fidel Castro contributed 10 for PCU,  which led  36-10, 55-32 and 75-55 in the first three  periods before settling for a 10-point  winning margin.

The Dolphins led by as many as 34 points, 53-19.
   
Jaymark Mallari  led MLQU with  25 points,  including 14 in the second period when the Stallions tried to narrow the gap.
   
Justin Padua added  11 and Niko Lao  had 10 for the Stallions,  who saw  their four-game winning streak come to an end.   
   
Overshadowed  by  PCU’s  one-sided    win  was Enderun  College, which bested AMA University, 95-91, for its  eighth  win  against only one loss
   
With coach Pippo Noundo at the helm, Enderun kept AMA in check with  balanced  scoring attack  to win the game dubbed  ‘Battle of Titans.’
   
Mark  Gatdula finished with 20 points, followed by Mike  Dela Cruz with  18, John Vidal with 16,  Errol Villar with 12 and  Marc Nunez and Colllins Wabo with 10 each.
   
AMA w as paced by Daniel Salonga (19), Jason Riley  (17), Jezer Calma (15), Jerome Ortega (13) and  Jayson Jordan (12)).

The scores:
   
First game
   
PCU (81) --Sazon 45, Ayonayon 17, Castro 10, Yasa 4, Mescallado 3, Tambeling 2, Abrigo 0, Bautista 0, Malto 0, Galit 0, Palatao 0, Vasquez 0.
   
MLQU (71) -- Mallari 25, Padua 11, Lao 10, Bitoon 8, Pangan 8, Rivera 5, Aurelio 2, Cruz 2, Angcob 0, Baliday 0, Ignacio 0.
   
Quarterscores: 36-10, 55-32, 75-55, 81-71.
   
Second game
   
OLFU (70)-- Cabrera 19, Marquez 14, Juanico 10, Datu 9, Perea 8, Essomba 5, Pedrosa 5, Gozum 0, Albano 0, Bacay 0, Alajar 0, Bargola 0, Japzon 0.
   
NEU (52)--Cabacungan 14, Reyes 9, Velchez 7, Castillo 5, Perez 5, Akindele 4, Asistio 4, Magkalas 2, Roque 2, Absin 0, Bringas 0, Pamat 0, Macaranas 0, Ramos 0.
   
Quarterscores: 24-11, 37-23, 45-41, 70-52.
   
Third game
   
Enderun (95) -- Gatdula 20, Dela Cruz 18, Vidal 16, Villar 12, Ninez 10, Wabo 10, Grilli 5, Bernardo. 4, Daez 0, Francisco 0, Dungan 0.
    
AMA (91) --  Salonga 19, Riley 17, Calma 15, Ortega 13, Jordan 12, Magpantay 8, Carpio 3, Pineda 2, Quijano 2, De Guzman 0, Dunluan 0, Macaranas 0.
    
Quarterscores:  24-22, 49-46, 80-68, 95-91.