QUEZON CITY – Veterans played major roles as Rizal Technological University subdued a gritty De Ocampo Memorial College, 87-78, at the resumption of the 16th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) basketball games at the Jesus Christ Saves Global Outreach Gym Friday (August 26). Storm Riva orchestrated well as he set up Cyrus Tabi, Kerr Bangeles and Roque Estoce for crucial points.
Tabi ended up with 26 points while Bangeles added 24 in a display of firepower. Estoce added 16.
Despite starting slow, the Cobras settled down and even took the lead in the second period. However, there was no stopping Tabi and company as they poured it on in the second and pull away for good.
Jhonard Clarito, JR Pascual and Brian Gallardo paced the Cobras with 10 points each.
How They Scored:
RIZAL TECHNOLOGICAL (87) – Tabi 26, Bangeles 24, Estoce 16, Riva 9, Tilos 5, Seneris 2, Monghit 2, Flores 2, Jacinto 2, Liquinan 0, Banaag 0, Reyes 0.
DE OCAMPO MEMORIAL (78) – Clarito 10, Pascual 10, Gallardo 10, Manalang 8, Wenceslao 8, Caranguian 7, Ramos 6, Macasling 6, de la Cruz 4, Montojo 3, Sabasaje 2, Fabro 2, Lescano 2, Canelas 0.
Period Scores: 19-15, 41-40, 66-52, 87-78.