CMO, DCPO stretch winning streaks-A A +A
Monday, May 12, 2014
THE City Mayor’s Office (CMO) banked on its super subs to beat the Police Regional Office (PRO), 74-66, and extend its winning streak to five games as the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) stayed unbeaten in four games with a 100–81 rout of National Support Unit (NSU) in the recent resumption of the Davao Summer Sports for Peace Festival at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center (DCRC).
Rodel Bantilan and Ryan Lomotos, who both came off the bench, scored crucial baskets in the final three minutes to lift CMO's win and hand the Policemen their first loss.
CMO unleashed a 10-2 spurt with Bantilan scoring all his five last period points to take a, 69-59 lead barely three minutes left in the game.
The Policemen tried to get back on track but the City-Hall based dribblers withstood the rally by playing key defensive stops in the dying seconds.
Bantilan and Lomotos finished the game with 16 and 12, respectively, for the Mayor's men who trailed, 10-15, at the end of the first period.
Christopher “Bong” Go led CMO’s offensive punch anew, drilling in game-high 22 points with the bulk of the points coming in the second and third periods.
After a lousy shooting in the opening period, Go found his mark in the second period to lead CMO end the first half with a 31–28 advantage.
Edwin Awitin made 20 points for PRO that absorbed its first defeat in four outings. Rommel Cameros had 12.
DCPO, meanwhile, came out strong early to secure its fourth consecutive win at the expense of NSU.
Mark Innocentes pumped in 28 points and Anthony Padua had 21, mostly from behind the arc, for DCPO that took a 65–37 lead at the break and never looked back to secure the match.
Ariel Bone scored 23 for NSU that tasted its fourth loss in five games.
The Bureau of Fire Protection bagged its third win with a 93–79 drubbing of the Regional Public Safety Batallion. (Rico Biliran)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 13, 2014.