NCRUCLAA: Olivarez d. Don Bosco, 95-58

NCRUCLAA on Facebook     PARANAQUE CITY – Olivarez College coasted to its fifth win in six games by crushing Don Bosco Technical College, 95-58, at the resumption 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 morning (February 23).  The win was important for the Sea Lions as they shoot for a possible top seeding in Group A in their final game next week against undefeated leader De Ocampo Memorial College.

The Sea Lions used a 22-0 opening burst and never allowed the Greywolves to find their form.  The defense limited Don Bosco to a single field goal by Justin Ordonez with 30 seconds left in the opening period easily won by Olivarez, 29-5.

Archie Sunga set the tone by unloading 13 of his 15 points in that first period.  John Albert Rabe eventually topped Olivarez in scoring with 16 points while Jayboy Solis returned from an ankle injury to pop in 11 of his 13 points in the third canto.

CJ Carandang and Erwin Ramilo combined in a late three-point shooting barrage but it was not enough to overcome the Sea Lions’ lead which once stood at a high of 44 in the third period, 78-34.  Both Carandang and Ramilo ended up with 20 markers each with Ramilo hitting 15 in the fourth period as they fell to their sixth straight defeat.

Olivarez dominated all statistical categories but poor free throw shooting prevented them from hitting the century mark. Overall, the team shot a paltry eight of 21 from the line, the only red mark in an otherwise perfect game.

How They Scored:

OLIVAREZ (95) – Rabe 16, Sunga 15, Solis 13, Sala 10, Diaz 8, Andico 7, Bermudes 6, Tomilloso 5, Terania 5, Saguiguit 4, Begaso 4, Sumagit 2, Navarro 0.

DON BOSCO (58) – Carandang 20, Ramilo 20, Gulane 6, Ordonez 4, Balaoing 4, Jayme 2, Consulta 2, Baquero 0, Lacanlale 0, Gemaguim 0, Leong 0, Cuartero 0.

Period Scores: 29-5, 55-20, 80-40, 95-58.

About Anthony E. Servinio

A long-time television sportscaster, magazine writer, photographer and college professor from the Philippines finally gives blogging a try after more than a decade of on-line presence. Read on folks!
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