DMMA College of Southern Philippines (DCSP) posted its second win while John Paul II College of Davao (JPIICD) grabbed its third victory as the 2019 Collegiate Sponsors League (CSL) Escandor Cup resumed at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center Friday, November 8.
DCSP sank Mats College of Technology, 71-64, as BJ Flores canned 16 markers, grabbed four steals and two rebounds and issued two assists. He buried crucial treys for DCSP.
“Ang ako ra maningkamot ra jud ko unsay gisugo ni coach maoy akong buhaton (I strove to just do what coach told me to do),” he said via Escandor Cup Facebook video interview.
DSCP improved to a 2-2, win-loss card while DCSP dropped to 2-2 in bracket A of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) 11-sanctioned league that serves as qualifying for the Philippine Collegiate Championships League (PCCL) Mindanao.
Jessie Sabas, meanwhile, erupted with 25 baskets, five rebounds and one steal to carry JPIICD’s 83-79 come-from-behind triumph over Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) Crusaders.
JPIICD coach Howard Delgado said defense was the key for them to bounce back after trailing in double digits at the end of the third.
Delgado said, “From the start sa ilang mind gusto dayon magscore pero sa fourth quarter ana ko nga defense lang ta kay muabot ra ang offense. Swerte kay sabay kay Sabas. Miracle na naka comeback mi. Depensa talaga nagbigay sa amin ng panalo (The players just wanted to score but we were way behind so in the fourth quarter I just told them to do defense and offense will follow. We were fortunate that Sabas also made his presence felt. It was a miracle comeback for us).”
Sabas also attested to this, saying that the Crusaders were too strong in the first three periods. “Ana si coach lingin ang bola, naa pay 10 minutes kaya pa muhabol (Coach said the ball is round and we still have 10 minutes to catch up),” he shared.
JPIICD currently has three wins after four outings while dropped to 1-3 also in bracket A.
In bracket B, Ranilo Aro-coached Holy Cross College of Sasa (HCCS) took its fourth victory in five games after routing University of Mindanao (UM) Peñaplata, 110-76, behind Arvin Dungog’s 23 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
Brokenshire College, for its part, tamed the Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC) Bulldogs, 84-59.
Games will resume today pitting Brokenshire against Aisat at 4:30 p.m., HCDC vs San Pedro College at 6 p.m. and unbeaten UM Main vs Mats College at 7:30 p.m. at Almendras Gym.