Munsayac Ric Munsayac takes a jumpshot against the defense of Bestlink College of the Philippines players. Photo by Robert Andaya

Blue Sharks, Sea Horses triumph

April 16, 2024 Robert Andaya 787 views
Jordan Alvarez of PATTS makes a lay-up against Ivan Landicho of Lyceum of the Philippines University-Laguna.
Photo by Robert Andaya

ASIAN Institute of Maritime Studies defeated Bestlink College of the Philippines, 85-75, PATTS College of Aeronautics outclassed Lyceum of the Philippines University- Laguna, 84-69, and Philippine Merchant Marine School subdued Emilio Aguinaldo College – Cavite, 81-73 in the 30th NCRAA basketballl championship at the Brittany covered court in Fairview, Quezon City.

Rainier Jornacion led a balanced scoring attack by the Blue Sharks of coach Kiko Flores as he finished with 22 points on 8-of-14 from the field in 21 minutes of action.

Danny Datwin added a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Gushtin Gurrea, Ric Munsayac, and Vince Waminal contributed eight points apiece to help the Blue Sharks in ending their two-game losing streak.

John Henric Pitas was the leading man for the Kalasag despite the loss, finishing with a rare 20-20 game of 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting and 20 rebounds in just 30 minutes of play.

BJ Sanchez added 14 points, Julito Estoya contributed 12 and and Art Maravilla had 11 points for coach Edwin Punio.

In the first game, Joshua Bongon spearheaded the Sea Horses of coach Lensy Aranzaso.

Bongon finished with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the floor and four rebounds in 24 minutes of action.

Jordan Alvarez added 11 points and five rebounds while Marjun Wahing and Gio Elazegui chipped in eight points each.

Ivan Landicho led the losing effort of Laguna-based Pirates of coach Mike Sydiangco.

Landicho had 12 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Joshua Tiangco with 11 points.

JP Tivar and Jeff Gelamucho contributed with 10 points each.

In the other match, Dan Sildo and Jeff Reyes led the Mariners of coach Aldrin Morante.

Sildo finished with 18 points, including four triples in 29 minutes on the floor.

Jeff Reyes also stepped up big time as he finished with 17 points, three rebounds and three assists.

Alfred Estinopo and Joaquin Octavo contributed with 14 points each in the Mariners’ victory.

Kaiden Padilla tallied 17 points on 6-of-7 from the field, four assists in 19 minutes of action for coach Azlie Guro.

Gary Avila added 13 points while CJ Quirap and Joshua Baruelo contributed with 10 points each for the the Cavite-based team.