PARANAQUE CITY – De Ocampo Memorial College is now one game away from bagging a clean sweep of Group A of the National Capital Region Universities and Colleges of Luzon Athletic Association (NCRUCLAA) Basketball games after they took care of Philippine School of Business Administration, 90-76, in the featured game Thursday (February 23) at the A. R. Valdez of PATTS College of Aeronautics. This is the Cobras’ sixth straight win with more assignment left next week against Olivarez College.
The Cobras allowed the Jaguars to run away with the first period, 27-19, before settling down in the second period. Dahrrel Caranguian picked up his third personal foul early in the second period but it hardly mattered as Coach Toto Dojillo opted not to sit down his top scorer and the gamble paid off as Caranguian unloaded 15 points to give DOMC the lead for good by halftime, 49-40.
A total team effort helped maintain the distance between both teams with big plays coming from Jhnonard Clarito, Angelo Ramos and Igi Boy Sabasaje to erect their biggest lead of the game at the end of the third period, 75-50. The lead was enough as a PSBA rally staged by Deniro Gamboa and Johndel Velasco proved a bit too late.
Caranguian led all scorers with 28 points followed by Sabasaje with 16 coming off the bench. Clarito excelled on both ends of the floor with 11 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks.
Velasco paced the Jaguars with 19 points and eight rebounds. Bingbong Agustin was next with 10 points.
How They Scored:
DE OCAMPO (90) – Caranguian 28, Sabasaje 16, Clarito 11, Ramos 8, de la Cruz 8, Gallardo 5, Lescano 4, Pascual 3, Montojo 3, Manalang 2, Crencia 2, Miasco 0, Atabay 0.
P S B A – Q C (76) – Velasco 19, Agustin 10, Gamboa 9, Viloria 9, Estrella 7, Medina 7, Daguro 6, Briones 4, Abayon 3, Alimasa 2.
Period Scores: 19-27, 49-40, 75-50, 90-76.