TAGUIG CITY – De Ocampo Memorial Colleges rewrote the scoring record books after devastating next door neighbor Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology, 126-92, in continuing action from the 16th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) Wednesday (September 7) at the Enderun Colleges Gym. The Cobras thus stretched their winning streak to five games while sending the winless Red Fox to their fifth straight defeat.
EARIST was never in the contest. Dahrell Caranguian again broke his own personal scoring high after scattering 32 throughout the first three periods to go with five rebounds and seven assists as Coach Ronnie “Toto” Dojillo opted to rest his top guard in the fourth period with the outcome long settled.
So unforgiving was the Cobras’ defense that they set a new record with a total of 27 steals and forcing the Red Fox into 46 turnovers which they translated into 44 points. Team captain Nino Macasling bounced back from a scoreless performance in their last game against AMA University to almost register a rare quadruple double with 18 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and seven steals to earn the Best Player citation.
Tolits Natividad tried to lift EARIST with 26 points and nine rebounds. Andreas Cahilig provided support with 19 points and 15 rebounds and three other teammates had 10 points or more but it was not enough in light of the Cobras’ frenetic shooting pace.
How They Scored:
DE OCAMPO MEMORIAL (126) – Caranguian 32, Macasling 18, Clarito 17, de la Cruz 16, Wenceslao 11, Pascual 8, Sabasaje 8, Gallardo 5, Montojo 4, Simon 3, Lescano 2, Caramat 2, Manalang 0, Ramos 0.
E A R I S T (92) – Natividad 24, Cahilig 19, Pancho 16, Hilario 12, Cruz 10, Cabalsi 5, Llobrera 3, Bandalan 2, del Rio 2, Martinez 0, Ramos 0, Galvez 0.
Period Scores: 32-26, 60-52, 89-71, 126-92.