DOMC, Fatima outplay rivals

September 12, 2018

LAST year’s runner-up  De Ocampo Memorial College and  Our Lady of Fatima University  took different paths  before beating their respective  rivals in  the  NAASCU men’s basketball tournament at the Cuneta Astrodome.

DOMC  walked  the  tightrope before beating  De La Salle-Araneta University,  83-81, in overtime, while OLFU showed too much class in downing City University of Pasay, 94-67, to join St. Clare College and New  Era University in the early lead.

Handled by coach Ronnie Dojillo, the  Cobras had a hard time against the La  Sallians but played   hard  enough to  escape  with the win.

Raymart Atabay and  Harold Lescano nailed  back-to-back tripes  to put  the  Cobras ahead  for good in the extra period.

Lescano, Tyrone de la Cruz and  EJ  Canelas   finished with  10  points  apiece  for DOMC, which  hope to get a much-needed boost with the  return  of  ace   gunner Dahrrel  Caranguian in  their next game.

Julius Lorenzo  and 6-10 Nigerian import  Henry Iloka paced DLS-AU  with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Fatima  relied on Miguel Cabrera  and  Jeremy Sarona  to roll back CUP.

Cabrera fired 16 points and Sarona added 15 points for the Ralph  Emerson Rivera-mentored Phoenix, who  lost to  the Saints in the final two years ago.

John Patrick Aquino carried the fight  for CUP  with 20 points  and nine rebounds, followed by Jayvee  de la Cruz with 15.

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