Merry Child beats Lourdes College-A A +A
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
MERRY Child School’s victory over Lourdes College in secondary level of the 2012 Cosaa basketball last weekend at the XU gym here is indeed one for the books.
Down by 20 points (10-30 in the first quarter), the wards of coach Ryan Blanco did not let the odds overpower them as they mount a sporadic comeback every time they spot a hole in Lourdes team’s armory.
Entering the last three minutes of the fourth and final quarter, the Merry Child dribblers were still lagging behind by 14 points. But a full-court press defense punctuated by an inspired uprising by the troika of Dhan Gaas, Alex Ogates and Jason Lauron did wonder for the Centurions.
With Gaas and Ogates hitting from outside and Lauron’s slashing moves taking over, a complete reversal of fortune ensued with Merry Child celebrating a stunning 63-57 win.
“Memorable kaayo sa ako ni nga victory. All my playing and coaching career in basketball never had I experienced a win from 20-point deficit,” a beaming Blanco told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 14, 2012.