Saturday, October 4, 2008

Baycats even series

The STI College Olympians found no problem with their offense since they scored the same points in game one, 75 points - unfortunately their defense had an off night as the San Sebastian College Cavite Baycats scored 95 points to even the best of three series of the 8th NAASCU. The 95 points was the most that the Olympians have given up the whole season.

For the first time in three games the Olympians matched the firepower of the Baycats as Ramon Mabayo and Darryl Mendoza found their mark early. The Baycats on the other hand also went to work early as Raymond Alcasabas found his mark early on, He teamed up with Ric Gracilla and Basa to stay close with the Olympians as the quarter ended with STI on top 23-20.

The second quarter saw center Kris Lucernas get in the act as the quartet presided over a thirty one point quarter that broke the backs of the Olympians. The run was predicated on the sharp shooting of the Baycats from beyond the arc as the Olympians found no answer to the onslaught of the Baycats as the half ended with San Sebastian on top 51-42.

In the second half, as if they were not yet finished, the Baycats pulled every string they have as they connected from the three point area once again as a team and forced the Olympians to numerous errors that gave them a chance to run and pull away.

The Baycats sank 10 three pointers, were on the break most of the time and was more aggressive on defense. It was a sorry loss for the OLympians as the two teams battle it out for another game for a chance to represent the NAASCU in the Philippine Champion's League in November. The All important game three is scheduled this afternoon at 2:00 pm at the Makati Colisuem. GO Olympians!

SSC ( 95)
Alcasabas 28, Lucernas 22, Basa 17, Gracilla 12, Villareal 8, Escobal 6, Antipuesto 2, Acain 0, Callado 0

STI (75)

Aranzaso 20, Mendoza 20, Mabayo 13, Vasallo 7, Ihalas 4, Macabasco 4, Danganan 3, Crisostomo 2, Sabellina 2, Daguplo 0, Limpin 0,

Quarterscores: 20-23, 5142-, 69-59, 95-75

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