PARANAQUE CITY – Rizal Technological University showed no mercy in bamboozling cross-town rival Don Bosco Technical College, 113-48, in the main game of the National Capital Region Universities and Colleges of Luzon Athletic Association (NCRUCLAA) Basketball tournament at the A. R. Valdez Hall of PATTS College of Aeronautics Thursday evening (January 26). The Blue Thunder thus entered into a four-way tie for the leadership of Group A with their second straight win while the Greywolves sank to a share of the cellar with three others at 0-2.
All the best that Don Bosco could do was take a 2-0 lead. Starters Kerr Bangeles and Paolo Tilos finally got their act together and Kim Reyes came off the bench and it was all RTU from there after the first period, 29-8.
The Blue Thunder then scored the last 18 points of the first half that literally delivered the early knockout blow, 62-22. Their lead then extended to as high as 71 markers, 113-42, before they allowed the Greywolves to score the game’s last six points.
Reyes presided over the rout with 21 points and four steals followed by Bangeles with 19 points. CJ Carandang led Don Bosco with 22 points and six rebounds followed by Erwin Ramilo with 11 points.
The RTU defense forced Don Bosco into 38 turnovers which they translated into 57 points. The Blue Thunder also had more assists, 23-3, while limiting the opposition to 16 out of 61 field goal shooting.
Joining the Blue Thunder atop Group A are De Ocampo Memorial College, Philippine School of Business Administration and Olivarez College. Don Bosco is at the bottom of the group with PATTS, Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite and Technological Institute of the Philippines.
How They Scored:
RIZAL TECH (113) – Reyes 21, Bangeles 19 Tabi 13, Asuncion 10, Senires 9, Tilos 9, Monghit 8, Estoce 6, Boholano 6, Haboc 6, Liquinan 2, Magno 2, Flores 2, Riva 0.
DON BOSCO (48) – Carandang 22, Ramilo 11, Gulane 6, Jayme 5, Baquero 2, Dankin 2, Ordonez 0, Lacanlale 0, Gemaguim 0, Ambrosio 0, Balaoing 0.
Period Scores: 29-8, 62-22, 85-37, 113-48.