Fatima, St. Clare in final

October 14, 2018

IT will be a rematch between defending champion Our Lady of Fatima University and St. Clare College-Caloocan in the final of the NAASCU Season 18 junior basketball tournament.

Fatima  rode on Gervin Compas’ game-winning basket  as time expired  to beat Arandia College, 104-102, in overtime while St.Clare leaned on big games of  Stephen Catacutan  and  Cedrick Mwamba to subdue AMA University, 75-69, to set  the  stage for the rematch.

The best-of-three  title showdown between the Junior Phoenix and the Baby Saints will begin on Tuesday at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City.

Compas’ heroics came after Don Marlon Querido of Arandia and Danfel Gomez of St.Clare missed their desperation shots.

Compas, however, came from nowhere to follow-up the corner three-point miss by Gomez that beat  the buzzer.

Before the winning sequence for Fatima, Justine Guevarra of Arandia tied the score for the last time at 102-all with still 2:25 remaining.

Querido himself forced the overtime for Arandia with still 31 seconds left in regulation, 95-all.

Panganiban topscored for Fatima with a  double double of 34 points and 15 rebounds while Compas added 21 points and  Bernos  contributed 14.

The scores:

First game

St. Clare (75) -- Catacutan 25, Mwamba 13, Falo 9, Victoriano 8, Dayrit 7, Canares 6, Lopez 5, Nieva 2, Green 0, Trajico 0, Ballalo 0, Estrada 0.

AMA (69) -- Germino 17, Bautista 15, Acosta 15, Catorce 12, Alina 4, Jocson 4, Baclig 2, Martin 0, Villamor 0, Camay 0, G Gabriel 0, Magada 0.

Quarterscores: 24-21, 40-35, 60-52, 75-69.

Second game

Fatima (104)  --Panganiban 34, Compas 21, Bernos 14, Gomez 13, Castillo 8, Penafiel 6, Vinluan 6, Davis 2, Alejandro 0, de Jelo 0, Pascual 0, Valiente 0.

Arandia (102) --Querido 36, Llarves 25, Guevarra 15, Bartolome 10, Alarcon 6, Tajonera 5, Carbonell 3, Cruzante 2.

Quarterscores: 25-22, 51-42, 77-68, 95-95 (reg.), 104-102 (OT).