CAGAYAN DE ORO

AMS Jaguars get back at SPC Sharks in Oro NBTC league qualifier

BILLED as grudge rematch, the Assumption Montessori School (AMS) Jaguars got back at last season tormentor Southern de Oro Philippines College (SPC) Jr. Sharks via a runaway 94-73 victory in the 2019 National Basketball Training (NBTC)-Cagayan de Oro final on Sunday at the Nazareth gym, Cagayan de Oro City.

In their last title showdown, the SPC Sharks crushed the AMS Jaguars' pride with a 22-point victory.

This time, coach James Racines and Jaguars came well-prepared and armed to the teeth to completely dominate coach Dangcal and his SPC Sharks.

The Jaguars unleashed an 18-5 run with their 3-point bombs to take a 17-point first quarter lead, 29-12 that even padded to 21 in the second quarter.

They slowed down a bit in the final half but still managed to go ahead by 12.

"They relaxed and played individually that's why I called a timeout to put order in our game," coach Racines said.

The season's most outstanding player Jay-Ar Rivera finished with 18 points for AMS, while Alec Genoso, Gary Antigua and Angelu Mercado added 12, 11 and 10 markers each.


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