Thursday, May 28, 2015

STI College Malolos beats Dasmarinas, ends up 3rd in Group A

Carlo Jimenez stat line
16 pts, 10 rebs, 11 assts

STI College Malolos point guard Carlo Jimenez unfolded his complete game to help his team beat the hard fighting STI College Dasmariñas team 98 – 92.  Jimenez scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, issued 11 assists and had 2 steals to show his all-around brilliance in  destroying their Cavite counterparts. The win gave the Malolos squad their first win and third place in Group A of the STI National Basketball tournament National Finals.

Quetua scores inside

Supporting Jimenez were the guys he passed the ball to during the numerous fastbreaks they had, Ralph Bonifacio, Arche Salo, Glenn Bautista and Jovito Quetua. The Bulacan boys forced the Cavite boys to 21 turnovers and scored 28 fastbreak points.  This time around STI College Malolos converted 51% of their field goals as against their poor shooting the past few games.

Kim Bungubung drains a three

STI College Dasmariñas showed its fighting heart as it went on to finals playing with just seven men after some of its players were injured.  Kim Bungubung led the team in scoring for the second straight day as he scattered 24 points after shooting 6 of 10 from the two point area and 4 of 9 from beyond the arc. His other teammates who made significant contributions should also be lauded – Rhaygie Matsuo, RJay Villaruz, Paul Gabotero and Rommel Batiancila.  

Bonifacio sizzles with this point

After one quarter STI College Dasmarinas was still ahead of their Malolos counterparts. But when STI College Malolos stepped on the pedal, there was no turning back. The Bulakenyos eventually opened up a 9 point lead at the half which ballooned to 21 after three quarters. A fitting testament to the Malolos defense and great execution on offense. Both teams really fought well.

Box scores.
STI College Malolos (98)
Bonifacio 18, Quetua 16, Jimenez 16, Salo 13, Bautista 10, Cruz 9, Gatchalian 7, Sayo 5, Tamayo 4, Angeles 0

STI College Dasmariñas (72)
Bungubung 24, Gabotero 15, Matsuo 12, Lago 9, Villaruz 8, Batiancila 2, Mendoza 2,

Quarter scores

21 – 23, 48 – 39, 75 – 54, 98 - 72

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