Dragons beat Cardinals

  • Written by People's Tonight
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DILIMAN College  added NCAA member Mapua University to its growinglist of victims,  pulling off a
convincing 89-77  win  in the Fr. Martin’s Cup basketball tournament at the San Beda gym in Manila. 
Adama Diakhite  wrought havoc in the shaded area and finished with a double-double of 23
points and 17 rebounds for the Quezon City-based Dragons of  former Sen.Nikki Coseteng and coach
Rensy Bajar.
Diakhite, Diliman’s  6-8 “Tower of Power”, proved unstoppable inside the shaded area to
power the Dragons to another impressive victory over another NCAA team.
As usual, Diakhite had ample scoring support. 
Four other mainstays --Joseph  Brutas,  Aldrin Ligon, Rickson Gerero and Kristoher Torrado 
-- shared  the limelight in the scoring parade  for Diliman as they finished  with double-digit
scores despite the  Cardinals’ more than decent defense.
Brutas finished with 20 points, Ligon added 15 points, Gerero contributed 12 points and
Torrado had 11 points  to underscore the Dragons’ balanced firepower. 
“I am happy with the way the boys are playing right  now.  They are  focused.on what we 
have to do to achieve our target,”said Bajar, who is also now   the  first  assistant coach of Pido
Jarencio in the Globalport  Batang Pier in the  PBA.
“It is important that we continue  to apply in the actual game what we  have been doing 
regularly during practice,” explained Bajar, a former player himself before turning  his sights on 
full-time  coaching.
Bajar also continued to express his appreciation to  the Diliman College community, headed
by Coseteng, and  Gerry’s Grill, led by businessman-sportsman  Jerome Ngo and Wilson Sia, for their
support to the team.
Meanwhile, the Coach Rensy Bajar Basketball Clinic  will start on April 9 at the Diliman
Preparatory School covered courts in Quezon City.
Camp schedule is  every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for midgets (5
yrs old to 12 years old) and 10 a.m. to  12 nn  for juniors (13 years old above).
For registration, call or text 0917-8853139.