PASIG CITY – Our Lady of Fatima University became the first team to score its second victory at the Rain Or Shine Sumilang Invitational Tournament by making short work of City University of Pasay, 79-44, at the Sumilang Covered Court Thursday (April 20). The Phoenix thus took the early lead in Group B while the defeated Eagles sank to the bottom of the group at 0-2.
With assistant coach Don Villamin calling the shots in lieu of head coach Ralph Rivera, the Phoenix tried to give extra court time to their role players as Rommel Diosa and Nico Panganiban led the first period surge en route to a 22-11 advantage. The defense then went to work and limited CUP to only six points in the second period from which the Eagles never recovered.
Going for the early knockout blow, Miguel Bryan Cabrera went on to score all of his 13 points in the third period to push the Phoenix further ahead, 59-32. The lead stood biggest at 75-38 with Diosa and Panganiban resuming their scoring ways from the first period.
Diosa matched Cabrera’s total of 13 points. Panganiban and Patrick Bacay also hit double-figures for the Phoenix.
Jayvee de la Cruz led the Eagles with 13 points, eight made in the fourth period. No other Eagle scored in double digits with Edgar Erice chipping in nine markers.
How They Scored:
OUR LADY OF FATIMA (79) – Cabrera 13, Diosa 13, Panganiban 12, Bacay 12, Gozum 7, Canoy 6, Lumbera 5, Pedrosa 4, Albano 3, Bargola 2, Essomba 2, Juanico 0.
PASAY (44) – J. de la Cruz 13, Erice 9, Martin 7, Penaredondo 4, Condada 4, Macasil 2, Catarbas 2, Villagomez 2, Padilla 1, Kishimoto 0, Celestino 0, Belvis 0, R. de la Cruz 0, Varquez 0, Acidre 0.
Period Scores: 22-11, 41-17, 59-32, 79-44.