Easy win for Slashers

February 10, 2019

BINANGONAN  relied on the game-long brilliance of Ernest Oduca and Miguel Agulto  to roll back Pasigueno, 104-89, for a winning start in the  Community Basketball Association (CBA) Founder’s Cup at the  Binangonan Recreation and Conference Center at the Manila East Road in Binangonan, Rizal.

Oduca scattered 24 points, including three rainbow shots, and Agulto came up with a  double double of 18 points and 16 rebounds for Binangonan.

Two other players Filepe Chavez and Ivan Cuyong – also had double-digit scores for the Slashers, who  led by as many as 17 points.

Joshua Diaz, Jerome Clarences, Jonathan  Boholano, Francis Ronquillo  and  Rorot Pinili combined for  63 points for Pasigueno, which  debuted with a 79-65 win over Rizaba.

Overall, Binangonan  made 39 of 82 shots for 47 perent compared to  Pasigueno’s  31-of 71 for 43 percent.

The Slashers also had more rebounds,  49-43, that led  to more second-chance  points, 19-5.

They also had more  points in the paints, 52-34, and points from  turnovers, 28-15.

Pasigueno, however, had more  fastbreak  points, 17-12.

Last week, San Juan overpowered Malabon, 103-74, and Pasigueno subdued  Rizaba, 79-65, to launch their campaigns in style.

John Acol and Noah Lugo provided the 1-2 punch for San Juan as they combined for 41 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the Knights’ wire-to-wire victory in their debut.

Acol finished  with  22 points, including 6-of-9 shooting from the three-point area, while Lugo added 19 points for San Juan,  which outscored Malabon, 64-37, in the second half.

The scores:

Binangonan  Slashers (104)  -- Oduca 24, Agulto 18, Chavez 14, Cuyong 10, Alade 9, Colot 8, Valle 8, Picones 5, Leal 4, Anore 4, Roca 0, Tumalon 0             Pasigueno (89) -- Diaz 14, Clarences 14, Boholano 13, Ronquillo 11, Pinili 11, Reyes 10, Fajardo 8, Jacinto 7, Tilos 1, Trinidad 0, Gallano 0. 

Quarterscores: 26-15, 56-48, 74-66, 104-89.