NCRAA26: Saint Francis d. AIMS, 90-64

#NCRAA26     DASMARINAS CITY – Saint Francis of Assisi College vented its ire on Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, 90-64, at the 26th National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA) games at the Ugnayang La Salle Friday.  The 26-point rout comes after the Doves lost to Philippine Merchant Marine School last Monday, 74-80.

Veterans Kenji Manzanilla and Ryan Chu had a field day taking apart the smaller and undermanned Blue Sharks who reported with only eight players.  Manzanilla fired three triples en route to 28 points on top of seven rebounds and five assists while Chu stayed out of foul trouble and dropped 23 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.

Despite the final score, the Blue Sharks still gave it a good challenge early and even briefly tasted the upper hand in the second period after a John Carlo Belvis three-pointer, 29-28.  However, the Doves responded with seven consecutive points to start their breakaway for good and tally their third win in five games.

Julius Inid topped the still winless AIMS with 19 points and eight rebounds off the bench.  Belvis was next with 16 points on four triples followed by Krishna Rai with 10 points.

How They Scored:

SAINT FRANCIS (90) – Manzanilla 28, Chu 23, Cenita 13, Cruz 7, Arellano 6, Larotin 6, Legaspi 3, Ja Guevarra 2, Sumaguit 2, So 0, Selorio 0, Jo Guevarra 0.

A I M S (64) – Inid 19, Belvis 16, Rai 10, Almohallas 7, Flores 6, Gancayco 3, Solatorio 3, Mann 0.

Period Scores: 20-13, 41-30, 73-46, 90-64.


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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