MAKATI CITY – Saint Francis of Assisi College made it back-to-back wins by plastering season host Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, 76-48, at the National Capital Region Universities and Colleges of Luzon Athletic Association (NCRUCLAA) Basketball games at the University of Makati Gym Monday (February 6). In the end, it was a walk in the park for the Doves as they kept the Blue Sharks winless in three games.
Doves captain Paulo Castro set the tone early by outscoring the entire AIMS quintet himself in the first period as Saint Francis vaulted forward, 19-6. The slippery Castro scored a total of seven markers, one more than the entire opposition, but he was not content and continued his personal onslaught up to the fourth period.
Castro finished with a total of 21 points and three assists to be named as Player of the Game. Luke Parcero recovered from a scoreless first period to follow with 16 points, five rebounds and five assists.
It was a tough loss for AIMS as top scorer Christian Arcenal was well-defended and could only muster 10 points through the first three periods, very low compared to his 29-point average in their first two outings. Adding to their woes, Arcenal had to exit the game for good after he rolled his ankle in a scramble for the ball and missed the entire fourth period.
Louisse Evangelista paced the Blue Sharks with 14 points. Aside from Arcenal, no other AIMS player scored in double digits with Christian Roblo the closest with nine points.
How They Scored:
SAINT FRANCIS (76) – Castro 21, Parcero 16, Chu 9, Lalata 8, Cruz 5, Madrid 5, Cristobal 4, Manzanilla 3, Lanoy 3, Derama 2, Cenita 0, Guevarra 0, Ceguerra 0.
A I M S (48) – Evangelista 14, Arcenal 10, Roblo 9, Hernandez 4, Moncada 4, Fajardo 3, Pacla 2, Lim 1, Gasgonia 1, Gancayco 0, Javiero 0, Inid 0, Lotoc 0, Alvendia 0.
Period Scores: 19-6, 45-16, 58-37, 76-48.