By: Anthony Servinio
PASAY CITY – Debuting University of Luzon gave a good first impression on opening day of the 25th Sta. Lucia Land National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA) by blasting Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, 89-64, in the main game Tuesday at the Cuneta Astrodome. The Golden Tigers showed no ill effects of a gruelling road trip from Dagupan City as their deeper bench provided the much needed energy boost.
A crippling 11-0 run in the second period broke the game wide open in UL’s favor, 44-27. Overall, the Golden Tigers outscored the Blue Sharks in the period, 30-18, with substitute Mario Torio leading the way with seven markers.
The Golden Tigers were not done and further tightened the defense and limited AIMS to only 13 points in the third. By the early stages of the fourth the UL lead grew to 30 points, 77-47, as frustration set into the Blue Sharks with leading scorer Patrick Vincent Moncada getting thrown out for a dangerous foul late in the game.
Harvey Campo came off the bench to top UL with 14 points as their reserves outscored their AIMS counterparts, 47-17. Ericson Canlas was next with 13 and Robert Caasi added 12.
Despite his banishment, Moncada topped AIMS with 14 points and five rebounds. CJ Gancayco and Kirby Alvendia followed with 10 points each.
How They Scored:
LUZON (89) – Campo 14, Canlas 13, Caasi 12, Torio 11, Meneses 9, Silvino 9, Estabillo 6, Sapigao 6, Vidal 5, Gagua 2, Geminiano 2, Ferrer 0, Carpio 0, de Guzman 0.
AIMS (64) – Moncada 14, Gancayco 10, Avendia 10, Inid 9, Roblo 9, Unas 5, Calopez 3, Pacla 2, Balasabas 2, Hernandez 0, Lotoc 0, Javiero 0, Monido 0, Calopez 0, Gasgonia 0.
Period Scores: 18-15, 48-32, 71-45, 89-64.
Original article: https://servssports.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/ncraa-ul-d-aims-89-64/