MAKATI CITY – A weeklong break did wonders for Philippine Merchant Marine School as a totally refreshed and rejuvenated unit crushed Lyceum of Subic Bay, 114-92, in continuing action from the 16th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) at the Makati Coliseum last Monday (September 12). Domark Matillano showed way with six of 13 total Mariners three-pointers for only their second win while handing the Sharks their second defeat.
Matillano began his shooting display immediately in the first period as he blasted three triples to lead PMMS to a shaky 27-23 advantage. Carl Michael Lumbao, Allen Fomera and Ian Castillo countered to briefly take the lead, 52-50, but the Mariners still managed to tie the count by halftime, 52-52.
Matillano resumed his hot shooting in the third and combined well with Jess Quilatan to signal the start of the rout. The good play was truly infectious with veterans Rocky Antonares, Reggie Debulcos and Jake Yagonia joining the scoring parade to give PMMS its biggest advantage of the game, 111-86.
Matillano finished with a total of 24 points and 11 rebounds to be the runaway choice for Best Player. Antonares, Debulcos and Yagonia chipped in 16 points each with Antonares likewise getting a double-double with 13 rebounds
Lumbao paced the Sharks with 26 points followed by Fabrice Siewe with 19 points and 11 rebounds. The Sharks could connect only thrice from the three-point arc while approximating the Mariners in almost all other categories.
How They Scored:
P M M S (114) – Matillano 24, Debulcos 16, Antonares 16, Yagonia 16, Quilatan 13, Chan 11, Margaja 8, Mboe 5, Villamayor 3, Regero 2, Feliciano 0, Bernardo 0, Attas 0, Mascardo 0, Gilbero 0.
LYCEUM OF SUBIC BAY (92) – Lumbao 26, Siewe 19, Fomera 13, Castillo 11, Saludo 8, del Rosario 7, Alcantara 2, Jacaban 2, Pelaez 0, Falaminiano 1, Macatlang 1, Hansen 1, Timpog 0, Santos 0, San Luis 0.
Period Scores: 27-23, 52-52, 86-79, 114-92.