NCRAA Jack Vidal of University of Luzon, Gerry Sergio of DLSU-Dasmariñas, NCRAA President Ms. Mary Grace Demetillo of St. Dominic, Calasiao Mayor Kevin Roy Q. Macanlalay, NCRAA General Manager Buddy Encarnado, NCRAA tresurer, Ted Cada of AIMS, and NCRAA auditor Benjamin Hernandez Jr. of PATTS pose for posterity during the NCRAA games in Calasiao. Photo by Robert Andaya

Olivarez, La Salle-Dasma, St. Dominic share limelight

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Edward Daquioag of St. Dominic battles two UL defenders. Photo by Robert Andaya

CALASIAO, Pangasinan — Olivarez College, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, and St. Dominic College of Asia took different routes before beating their opponents in the 30th NCRAA (National Capital Region Athletic Association) basketball tournament at the Calasiao Sports Complex here Friday.

Olivarez secured its fourth straight victory by defeating Asian Institute of Maritime Studies 76-71; DLSU-Dasmariñas outplayed Bestlink College of the Philippines, 94-87; and St. Dominic College of Asia outclassed University of Luzon, 85-78.

A colorfiul ceremony highlighted by the beautiful performance by the DBC Drum and Bugle Corps of the University of Luzon, headed by Band Master Jess Mirador, and the ceremonial toss by Calasiao Mayor Kevin Roy Q. Macanlalay, NCRAA General Manager Buddy Encarnado and other NCRAA officials, kicked off the first out-of-town offering of the NCRAA this season.

“Unang-una gusto ko magpasalamat sa NCRAA, kay sir Buddy (Encarnado), and of course, sa lahat ng mga kaibigan natin sa NCRAA. Sa mga fans, sa mga teams na galing pa outside of Pangasinan, welcome sa bayan ng Calasiao,” said Mayor Macanlalay.

“Alam nyo kami ay lubos na nagpapasalamat dahil alam natin na katatapos lang ng opening ng MPBL dito sa Calasiao. Ngayon naman, napili muli ang aming bayan. na maging host ng NCRAA. Of course, full support kami sa aming home team na University of Luzon. Kaya kami rin ay lubos na nagpapasalamat dahil ang munting proyekto ng bayan ng Calasiao, na pagpapagawa at pagpapasa-ayos ng Calasiao Sports Complex ay nakikita na nationwide. Napapansin kami at dinadayo na kami, so ito yung main purpose namin na makarating dito ang mga other teams, towns, provinces dito para mabisita ang aming bayan,” added Macanlalay.

In the mainer of the explosive tripleheader, Edward Daquioag wowed the crowd by scoring 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the victory of St. Dominic of coach Bong Dela Cruz over University of Luzon.

Ivan Ares contributed 15 points, and Eds Vallena and Chad Amante added 12 points each for the Cavite-based team, which improved their record to 5-3 win-loss.

Jhomel Sansano led the Golden Tigers of coach BJ Vidal with an impressive double-double performance, scoring 28 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.

The University of Luzon College of Nursing Dance Crew showcased their talent during halftime of the Golden Tigers versus the Pikemen game.

In the first game, Hanz Maycong led the Sea Lions’ balanced scoring attack with 16 points.

MJ Gallano delivered a stellar double-double of 13 points and 18 rebounds in just 26 minutes of play for the Mike Saguiguit-mentored Olivarez, which took the solo lead with six wins and one loss.

Dan Arches contributed 13 points and nine rebounds while John Umali chipped in with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Only two players scored in double figures for the Blue Sharks of coach Kiko Flores.

Jerico Peralta and Karlos Lapira each finished with 13 points, with Lapira also contributing 11 rebounds.

Gushtin Gurrea added nine points and 16 rebounds, JB Odvina had nine points, six assists and six rebounds. Danny Datwin chipped in with nine points and six rebounds.

In the other match, the trio of Gio Santiago, Ronroy Bunda, and Rogelio Calagos combined for 69 points as the Patriots of coach Tito Reyes improved their record to 5-2.

Santiago exploded for 31 points, including six triples, along with six rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes of play while Bunda added 20 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.

Calagos contributed 18 points, nine assists, four rebounds, and four steals, while PJ Delo Santos chipped in with 11 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, and three blocks.

Art Maravilla and Anthony Ambrocio Jr. spearheaded the effort for the 1-7 Kalasag of coach Edwin Punio.

Maravilla finished with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Ambrocio Jr. added 16 points, eight rebounds, and six assists.

The scores:

First game

Olivarez College (76) — Maycong 16, Arches 13, Gallano 13, Umali 12, Escalante 6, De Leon 6, Renon 4, Jungco 4, Barbero 1, Dulalia 1, Aquiatan 0.
AIMS (71) — Peralta 13, Lapira 13, Gurrea 9, Datwin 9, Odvina 9, Reyes 6, Bautisa 5, Durante 4, Ramiterre 2, Geronimo 1, Jornacion 0, Munsayac 0
Quarterscores: 20-11, 46-35, 62-54, 76-71

Second game

DLSU-Dasmariñas (94) — Santiago 31, Bunda 20, Calagos 18, Delos Santos 11, Rasonable 6, De Castro 6, Puda 2, Jacob 0
Bestlink (87) — Maravilla 17, Ambrocio Jr., 16, JH. Pitas 14, Vidal 13, Sanchez 10, Estoya 7, Cu 4, Reyna 3, Ilagan 3, JZ. Pitas 0.
Quarterscores: 29-25, 48-50, 74-69, 94-87.

Third game

St. Dominic (85) — Daquioag 22, Ares 15, Amante 12, Vallena 12, Bunagan 10, Capulong 7, Clarete 3, Espellogo 2, German 2, Proel 0, Emerenciana 0
University of Luzon (78) — Sansano 28, Lambino 16, Borja 15, Panganiban 6, Begenio 6, Seco 4, Vestre 2, Esberto 1, Gallardo 0.
Quarterscores: 19-21, 43-42, 62-60, 85-78

Games Monday

(Neopolitan Britany)
8 a.m.– Lyceum-Laguna vs. PATTS
9:30 a.m. –AIMS vs. Bestlin lk
11 a.m. — EAC-Cavite vs. PMMS
12:30 p.m. — Lyceum-Laguna vs. ICC (J)
2 p.m.– Olivarez College vs. ICC