PARANAQUE CITY – PATTS College of Aeronautics continued its climb up the standings of the National Capital Region Universities and Colleges of Luzon Athletic Association (NCRUCLAA) Basketball tournament with an emphatic 124-68 dismantling of visiting Don Bosco Technical College Thursday morning (February 16) at the A. R. Valdez Hall. The Seahorses are now on a three-game roll after dropping their first two games of the season and moved back into prime contention for a slot in the quarterfinals.
After notching a rare triple-double in their last assignment, PATTS team leader John Paul Manansala looked to settle the outcome early by unloading 15 points alone in the opening period as the Seahorses jumped ahead, 35-17. Manansala had hoped to repeat his triple-double performance for the second game in a row but two quick fouls hampered his progress.
Still, Manansala put up insane numbers of 30 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and five steals in 27 minutes and Coach Lency Aransazo wisely pulling him out with substantial time left and foregoing pursuit of a triple double. Jestoni Loyola was next with 11 of his 21 points coming in the second period with Manansala resting.
Big man Neil Cayson lorded it over the boards with 14 as PATTS outrebounded Don Bosco, 59-29. It was just as lopsided in the areas of assists (29-7) and steals (22-2) to underscore PATTS’ domination and formally eliminating the now 0-5 Greywolves from playoff contention.
CJ Carandang paced the Greywolves with 29 points but coughed up seven of his team’s 30 turnovers. Erwin Ramilo followed with 10 of his 14 points coming in the fourth period that saw PATTS lead by as high as 63 markers, 119-56.
How They Scored:
P A T T S (124) – Manansala 30, Loyola 21, Diaz 19, Cayson 17, Calubag 11, Beltran 7, Fandalian 5, Pimentel 4, Bautista 4, Gula 2, Mounib 2, Velasco 2, Capinding 0.
DON BOSCO (68) – Carandang 29, Ramilo 14, Gulane 10, Jayme 7, Ambrosio 4, Balaoing 2, Consulta 2, Baquero 0, Ordonez 0, Cuartero 0.
Period Scores: 35-17, 69-32, 98-46, 124-68.