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Saints on cloud nine after third win

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ST.CLARE College-Caloocan made it three wins in a row by blasting City University of Pasay,  88-65, in the 16th  NAASCU  men’s basketball tournament at the  RTU gym in Boni Ave., Mandaluyong City.  

The Saints, who are hoping to regain the title they won in 2012,  played another brilliant, all-around game anchored on Rafael Rebugio and Aristotle Dionisio to  demolish the Eagles and claim their third straight win  in the to ugh, 14-team  competition

Rebugio finished with 19 points, while Dionisio added 12 for the Caloocan City-based Saints, who also won over  AMA University, 82-67, last Aug. 25,  and Philippine  Merchant Marine School,  85-62,  last Aug. 29.
   
The Jinino Manansala-mentored Saints have won  their first three  outings by an average of 20.3 points a game.
   
Michael De Leon  added 10 markers for St.  Clare.
   
Edgar Erice, Jr. and  Francis Macasil   paced the Eagles with 17 and 11 points, respectively.
   
In other games, Our Lady of Fatima University upset Philippine Christian University, 81-69; Manuel Luis  Quezon Univ ersity routed EARIST, 103-78 and  AMA  University bested  New Era University, 84-79.
   
Martin Gozum  and Jess Pedrosa  combined for 34 points as  the Phoenix rallied to  beat the Dolphins to match the Saints’ perfect record.
   
Gozum, a 6-2  transferee from Jose Rizal  University, scattered 22  points to power the Phoenix of coach  Ralph Emerson Rivera to victory.
   
Michael Ayonayon  fired 29 points for the Dolphins, who dropped to 1-1.
   
MLQU  relied on Chris Bitoon (29), Niko Lao (14), Jaymark Mallari (13), Darryl Aurelio (12) and  Gianne Rivera (11) to beat  the  Red Fox and improve to 2-1 under manager Jomar Acuzar  and coach JR  Manansala.
   
The Titans of coach Mark Herrera  went to Jayson  Jordan and Mike de Guzman to overcome  the Hunters in a close game.
   
The Titans dropped their  first two games, but played hard enough to  finally barge into the win column.
 
   
The scores:
   
First game
   
OLFU (81)-- Gozum 22, Pedrosa 12, Datu 10, Juanico 9, Albano 8, Cabrera 6, Essomba 4, Jimenez 4, Bargola 2, Japzon 2, Marquez 2, Alajar 0, Bacay 0, Canoy 0.
   
PCU (69) --Ayonayon 29, Tambeling 15, Castro 13, Malto 6, Sazon 5, Vasquez 1, Palatao 0, Catipay 0, Abrigo 0, Yasa 0, Bautista 0, Mescallado 0, Galit 0.
   
Quarterscores:  22-25, 33-39, 53-57, 81-69.
   
Second game
   
MLQU (103) --  Bitoon 29, Lao 14, Mallari 13, Aurelio 12, Rivera 11, DelaCruz 9, Padua 6, Pangan 5, Balibay, 2, Ignacio 2, Angcob 0, Macalangcom 0.
   
EARIST (78) -- Natividad 29, Hilario 12, Pancho 12, Bandalan 9, Cruz 3, Bucalpo 2, Cabalsi 2, Llobrera 2, Montealegre 2, Cahilig 0, Galvez 0.
   
Quarterscores :  32-12, 58-32, 87-58, 103-78.
   
Third game
   
AMACU (74)-- Jordan 25, De Guzman 18, Ortega 9, Magpantay 8, Fuentes 5, Macaranas 4, Salonga 3, Calma 2, Quojano 0, Carpio 0, Dunloan 0,
   
NEU (69)--  Velchez 22, Dela Cruz 13, Ramos 11, Akidele 6, Bringas 4, Reyes 4, Labacungan 3, Roque 3, Pamat 2, Magkalas 1, Asistio 0, Castillo 0, Perez 0.
   
Quarterscores:  15-9, 34-30, 55-46, 74-69.
   
Fourth game:
   
St. Clare (88)--  Rebugio 19, Dionisio 12, De Leon 10, Fuentes 9, Fongue 7, Perez 6, Puspus 5, DeMesa 4, Calapine 3, Managuenod 3, Santos 3, Hallare 2, Principe 2,  Rios 2, Palencia 1.
   
CUP (65) --  Erice 17, Macasil 11, Deka Cruz 10, Gatchalian 8, Castaneda 5, Encina 5, Padilla 3, Catarbas 2, Lizardo 2, Pervera 2, Acidre 0, Laxamana 0, Cahansa 0.
   
Quarterscores: 22-14, 37-24, 70-46, 88-65.              
                        A. Andaya