World Citi, St. Paul’s triumph

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Games  Saturday:
(St. Joseph’s College gym)
12 noon — Asian  College vs. Kalayaan
1:30 p.m. — World Citi  College vs. St. Paul’s
3 p.m. — St. Joseph  vs. Siena

WORLD Citi College and St. Paul’s  University-Quezon  City pulled  off  similar hard-earned victories  to keep their dshare of the lead  in  the 2013  Metro Manila Athletic Conference  (MMAC)  pre-season   basketball tournament  at   the   Siena   College  gym in  Quezon  City.  

World Citi  outsteadied st. Joseph’s College, 78-71, while St. Paul’s nipped Asian Colleges, 83-81, to keep their perfect records  with  four  straight victories.

Already  assured of   the  semifinal  berths,   the Vikings and  the Green  Pumas  will dispute  the  top spot  when  they  meet at the  close  of  the  elimination  round on  Saturday at the  St.Joseph  gym on  E. Rodriguez Ave. 

The Jhune Golosinda-mentored  Vikings drew firepower from  Michael  Tamba, Errol Giron and  Kim Ceguerra  to overcome  upset-conscious St. Joseph.

Tamba and Giron finished with 11 points apiece while Ceguerra  added nine points for World Citi.

Daryl Demata paced  the Apostles of  coach Nino Matig-a with 15 points.

St. Paul’s rode on the hot hands of  Jarwin  John Tulabot  and Mike Dizon  to nip Asian  College.

Tulabot topscored with 23 points and  Dizon contrbiuted 19 points   for the  Green Pumas of coach  Jhong Espinas.

Allen  Lasam  carried  the   fight  for  the   Sharks  of coach  Erick Clemente with a game-high 34 markers.

Siena relied on Peter John Hernandez’s 29 points  to beat Kalayaan and barge into the  win column  after   three straight losses.

Mevin Fausto led Kalayaan with  13 points.

The tournament sponsored by Green Cloud  Software, Tanacle Travel and Tours, Ani Kalikasan Save the Environment Movement and  Silverworks.        Ogie  Bernarte is  the  commissioner.

The scores:

First game

St.   Paul’s (83) — Tulabot 23, Dizon 19,   Mercado 12,  Martin 9,  De  Lara  6,  Latag 5,  De Mesa 4, Sigro 2, Ching 2,  Pascual 1.

Asian College (81) — Lasam 34, Galura 21, Pamintuan 7, Leynes 4, Dejucos 4, Villasoto 4, Simenig 3, Baytan 2, Guyong 2.

Second  game

World Citi (78)  –Tamba 11, Giron 11, Ceguera  9, De la Cruz 9, Buan 7,  Blanco 7,  Bordador 7, Valderama 7,   Rasca 4, De los iReyes4, Robles 2.

St. Joseph (71)  –Demata 15, Mendoza 14,  Calugcugan  12, Obing 12, Rulloda 9,  Arguelles 5, Bobis 4.

Third game

Siena  (88) –Hernandez 29,  Lusk 16, Galguera 14, Geraldez 11, Marcelo 7, Cortez 6, Tolosa 3, Mendoza 2.

Kalayaan  (69)  –Fausto 13,  Ang 12, Braganza  8,  Ancheta 8,  Fule 8,  Inigo 6,  Pablico 4,  Topacio 3,  Pascual 3,  De  la Cruz 2,  Montenegro 2.


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