MNCAA15: February 10 Recap

15th MNCAA     TAGUIG CITY – Streaking Enderun Colleges became the first team to secure a semifinal berth at the resumption of the 15th Men’s National Capital Region Athletic Association (MNCAA) at Titan’s Hall last Sunday.  Also climbing up the standings were defending champion Centro Escolar University and University of Makati after they registered contrasting victories over separate opponents.

The Titans leaned on the inside presence of Colince Wabo Kaptue and the breakout performance of shooter Valandre Chauca to stay undefeated in three games while handing Philippine Women’s University its first loss, 86-80.  Wabo popped in an amazing 34 points while Chauca finally got his form after recovering from an injury that needed stitches on his finger and drop 21 points.

University of Makati played their second overtime game in as many weeks but this time they came on the winning end at the expense of University of Asia and the Pacific, 89-82.  Chris John Dabbay returned to active duty for the Herons after missing last week’s game and scored a team-best 24 points while his fellow big man Aaron Yanday followed with 23 and Patrick Daza added 13.

Centro Escolar scored back to back wins by keeping San Beda College-Alabang winless, 92-72.  The Scorpions drew a breakout performance from Christian Uri with 26 points, Keanu Caballero with 15, Franz Diaz with 14 and CJ Pamaran with 12 as they survived the record 43-point explosion of Red Lion Miguel Ordonez.

Meanwhile, the Enderun Lady Titans continued to stamp their class in the simultaneous 17th Women’s College Sports Association (WCSA) tilt by annihilating Saint Scholastica’s College, 105-15.  Other games saw SBCA keep pace with Enderun at 3-0 after blasting Miriam College, 68-24, and Assumption College downing the UAP Lady Dragons, 47-36.

How They Scored:

First Game

MAKATI (89) – Dabbay 24, Yanday 23, Daza 13, Viray 6, Sarmiento 6, Cordero 6, Ibesate 6, Rayela 5, Burata 0, Balunes 0.

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (82) – Laud 26, Terrado 17, Ysrael 12, Villegas 10, Sy 8, Navarro 5, de Castro 2, Torres 2, Chotrani 0, Levy 0, Santiago 0.

Period Scores: 18-16, 38-36, 53-55, 74-74 (reg.), 89-82 (OT).

Second Game

CENTRO ESCOLAR (92) – Uri 26, Caballero 15, Diaz 14, Pamaran 12, Diouf 9, David 7, Abastillas 6, Dizon 2, Saber 1.

SAN BEDA-ALABANG (72) – Ordonez 43, de la Cruz 15, Capulong 8, Zuno 4, de los Santos 2, Rafer 0, Go 0, de Joya 0, Berzamina 0, Bustamante 0.

Period Scores: 17-11, 43-32, 72-48, 92-72.

Third Game

ENDERUN (86) – Wabo Kaptue 34, Chauca 21, de la Cruz 11, Gatdula 8, Dungan 5, Tancioco 3, Francisco 3, Nunez 1, Grape 0, Goethals 0, Sacundo 0.

PHILIPPINE WOMEN’S (80) – Domingo 26, Andaya 15, Salting 11, Dahila 9, Himan 7, Tiongson 6, Navarro 4, Esteves 2, Tiwan 0, Paraan 0, Abequibel 0.

Period Scores: 15-18, 44-40, 64-60, 86-80.

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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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