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Latest News Philippines: World Citi, St. Paul’s triumph – Journal.com.ph:
(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.
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.
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.
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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