MANDALUYONG CITY – Philippine Merchant Marine School is now on a roll as they continue to salvage what is left of their campaign in the 16th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU). The Mariners toppled Colegio de San Lorenzo, 84-80, last Wednesday (September 14) at the Rizal Technological University Gym for their second straight win and stay in contention for the eight-team playoffs with three wins in seven outings.
Domark Matillano, struggling to get his three-point shooting going, found other ways to score as he unloaded 10 points in a pivotal fourth period run that completed the Mariners’ rally from as much as 14 points down in the third period, 41-55. Crucial errors in the end game cost the Griffins the win as they fell to 2-6.
Center Rocky Antonares proved to be an anchor on both offense and defense and was named Best Player with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Matillano hit only one triple but he still managed to tally 21 points and eight rebounds in 33 minutes of play.
Jun Gabriel topped the Griffins with 20 points and 11 rebounds highlighted by a pair of spectacular dunks. Mark Kenneth Carongoy was next with 18 points and six rebounds.
How They Scored:
P M M S (84) – Matillano 21, Antonares 19, Margaja 16, Chan 9, Villamayor 8, Quilatan 7, Debulcos 2, Bernardo 2, Attas 0, Yagonia 0, Regero 0.
SAN LORENZO (80) – Gabriel 20, Carongoy 18, Callano 8, Laman 7, Vargas 7, Alvarado 6, Ancheta 5, Foronda 5, Astrero 2, Ajero 2, Borja 0, Baldevia 0.
Period Scores: 16-22, 35-48, 55-63, 84-80.