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Cobras topple Saints

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DE OCAMPO Memorial College pulled the rug from under St. Clare College-Caloocan, 95-91, to stay in contention in the 16th NAASCU men’s basketball tournament at the RTU gym.

Dharell Caranguian mocked all defenders to score 33 points to power the Cobras of coach Ronnie Dojillo to their seventh  win  in 12 matches.

The win pushed the Sta. Mesa-based team to seventh place and boosted their chances of making it to the next round.
   
Rodel Fabro, Iggy Boy Sabasaje and Tyrone Dela Cruz backed up Caranguian in the scoring parade for DOMC.
   
Rojay Santos finished with 23 points for the Saints,  who suffered their third straight setback after starting the season with seven straight wins.
   
Sharing the limelight were Lyceum Subic Bay, which outlasted Philippine Christian University, 101-92,  in overtime; and Philippine Merchant Marine School, which repulsed Manuel Luis Quezon University, 94-75.
   
Led by former national player-turned-coach Kerwin McCoy and team owner Alfonso Borda, the Sharks got big games from Nigerian recruit Pabrice Djilla and Carl Lumbao in beating the undermanned Dolphins.
   
The 6-10  Djilla scored 25 points and grabbed 19 rebounds while the 6-0 Lumbao added 24 points for Lyceum, which moved to second place behind Enderun College with a 9-3 win loss card.
   
Djilla  was  named as ‘Best Player of the Game.’
   
Allen Fomera added 14 points and Kevin Pelaez and Edsel Saludo contributed 10 points apiece.
   
Jon Von Tambeling led the  Dolphins with  a game-high 41 points, followed by Mike Ayonayon with 20 and Fidel Castro with 19.
   
PCU, which played minus shooting guard Yves Sazon and slotman Brett Palattao, dropped to 7-5.
   
The scores:
   
First game
   
De Ocampo (95)  -- Caranguian 33, Fabro 13, Sabasaje 9, Dela Cruz 8, Gallardo 7, Lescano 5, Macasling 5, Wenceslao 5, Clarito 3, Manalang 3, Montojo 2, Ramos 2, Canelas 0, Pascual 0, Caramat 0.
   
St. Clare (91)  -- Santos 23, Rios 12, Dionisio 11, Fongue 11, Rebugio 10, Fuentes 8, Hallare 5, Esguerra 4, Managuelod  4, Palencia 3, De Mesa 0, Puspus 0, De Leon 0, Principe 0, Delos Reyes 0.
   
Quarterscores: 28-21, 43-47, 66-68, 95-91.
   
Second game
   
PMMS (94)  -- Antonares 20, Margaja 16, Matillano 13, Debulcos 13, Chan 8, Mboe 8, Yagornia 7, Villamayor 5, Quilatan 4, Bernardo 0.
   
MLQU (75) -- Bitoon 23, Mallari 15, Lao 12, Pangan 9, Padua 6, Aurelio 5, Ignacio 4, Baliday 1, Rivera 0, Ignacio 0, Dela Cruz 0.
   
Quarterscores: 20-6, 45-28, 60-53, 94-75.
   
Third game
   
Lyceum (101) --Djilla 25, Lumbao 24, Fomera 14, Pelaez 10, Saludo 10, Castillo 8, Jacaban 5, Timpog 5, Santos 0, Hansen 0.
   
PCU (92)  --Tambeling 41, Ayonayon 20, Castro 19, Vasquez 7, Yasa 3, Bautista 2, Catipay 0, Abrigo 0, Galit 0.
   
Quarterscores:  30-23, 44-45, 64-64, 86-86, 101-92.  A. Andaya