Caloocan repels San Juan

October 27, 2018

CALOOCAN leaned on  the  heroics of  Michael Jhon Perez  to subdue San Juan,  86-84,  in overtime in the  2018  Metro League Open  basketball  championship at the  Caloocan Sports Complex.

Perez  scored  the  game’s last  three points, including    a driving layup that put the Supremos ahead for good, 85-84, with 34 seconds left.

Perez also split  his free throws with 11 second s  left to  finalize the score.

Perez’ heroics came after Emmanuel  Elarmo and John Paul  Rosopa hit  back-to-back baskets to give San Juan a 84-83 lead

With the win, the  Supremos  moved into  a  three-way tie for second to fourth places in the North with similar 5-2 win-loss records.   

Manila leads the  way with a 7-1 slate.

M J  Enriquez  topscored with  28 points for the Supremos of coach Rensy Bajar and  Mayor Oca Malapitan.

Perez  added  a double-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds and Johnnel Rey Bauzon and  Kristoffer Torrado  contributed  eight points apiece.

Andrei  Simoun Dada led  San Juan’s losing effort with 23  points on 3-of-10 in three-point arc.

Dada  also made the game-tying three-pointer  with 2.0 seconds left thatsent the game into overtime.    

Rosopa had 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Overshadowed  by Caloocan’s win  was Pateros,  which   survived Marikina, 89-87.

Rickson Gerero  flirted with  a  triple double with 26 points, 10 rebounds  and seven assists for the Pateros.

The  scores:

First game

Pateros (89) - Gerero 26, Singontiko 16, Quinga 15, Lopez 14, Ilac 8, Navarro 3, Mabazza 3, Pacleb 2, Brojan 2, Mercado 0, Cruz 0.

Marikina (87) - Mendoza 22, Munsayac 21, Caceres 21, Anderson 11, Castillo 8, Catipay 2, Gervacio 2, Vicencio 0

Quarterscores: 27-15, 54-37, 74-68, 89-87

Second game

Caloocan (86)-- Enriquez 28, Perez 10, Bauzon 8, Torrado 8, De Mesa 7, Pacheco 7, Ligon 6, Coquia 5, Principe 3, Mayuyo 2, Sombero 2

San Juan (84) -- Dada 23, Rosopa 13, Acol 9, Magbanua 7, Elarmo 7, Astrero 6, Jagunap 5, Saret 4, Osorio 3, Corpuz 3, Casabar 2, Paras 2

Quarterscores: 20-27, 43-33, 51-53, 75-75, 86-84