Berkeley stops Ednas in Milo twin tourney

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014


BERKELEY School used a solid second quarter run to overwhelm Ednas School of Dagupan in the passerelle division of the ongoing Milo twin tournament at the Easter College gym Monday morning.

After trailing by three points at the close of the opening canto, Berkeley outhustled and out rebounded first day winner Ednas en route to a 72-50 victory.

From a 10-13 count, Berkeley opened the second period with a huge 10-2 run that spanned for five minutes to erect a 23-13 lead halfway in the quarter before closing the half with a commanding 39-15 advantage.

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“Minamalas kame sa offense kaya I told them to step up sa defense and good thing it worked for us,” said Berkeley head coach Arky Go.

Ednas, which earlier won against defending champion Saint Louis College La Union, failed to sustain their opening day win turning the ball over 16 times in the second period alone that tear the game wide open.

Ednas is coached by former PBA players Cris Calaguio and defense specialist Jun Marzan. Go said he felt a little bit star struck as the two were his idols during their heydays as a pro.

“Medyo star struck nung una pero I di not let it affect our game plan which is to play tough defense,” added Go.

Patrick Rebugio and Christian Aquino both had a team high of 12 points to lead Berkeley while Ednas leaned on Ian Rasing who had a game high of 15 markers while Zander Ozo added 10.

In the other passerelle game, Baguio City National High School bounced back from a lopsided loss during their opening game with a 126-31 drubbing of Baguio Patriotic High School.

City High exploded with 38 points in the second period led by Brix Diso who had 14 while Michael Chico and Rafael Tychingco chipped in 12 and 10 respectively. Diso eventually finished the ball game with 18 markers while Daniel Esgana had 15 in the ball game, 11 of which came in the third period.

Patriotic was led by James Ilagan with nine while Eric Meroza chipped in eight.

University of the Cordilleras Laboratory High School meanwhile cruised to their second win in two starts, also in the passerelle division, with a 100 – 26 one sided win over Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori.

The junior Jaguars squad fired 30 in the opening canto while letting Mt. Carmel scoreless in the first 10 minutes of action.

Justin Gapasin had 16 while Joshua Fontanilla added 14 for UC who led 50-10 at halftime.

In the small basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) division, Berkeley also scored their second victory by edging Mt. Carmel, 47-11.

Berkeley ended the first canto with an 18-2 lead before closing the first half with a commanding 26-4 lead.

Jan De Ayre led Berkeley with 10 while Raigne Serrano had eight.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 27, 2014.

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