Docomo Pacific and Adobo routed their respective foes in the DLX/Anchor Strong Invitational Basketball League last Saturday night at the Gualo Rai Basketball Court.
In the Division A pairing, Docomo Pacific pounded Cell Pro, 77-57, while Adobo also cruised to a 20-point victory over Susupe in Division B, 82-62.
Docomo improved to an even 3-3 record, sealing its third win early in the fourth quarter after Cell Pro hung around in the first three period. Cell Pro faced a manageable 11-point deficit at the end of the third canto, 46-57, but folded up completely in the fourth period when it was held scoreless in the first four minutes of the final frame.
With Cell Pro missing one shot after another in the early goings of the fourth quarter, Docomo's lead ballooned to 23, 69-46. Eugene Mangali led the breakaway, scoring 6 of Docomo's first 12 points.
Mangali and Docomo's three other starters then sat out in the final half of the fourth period with the team's over 20-point lead intact and Cell Pro getting its first basket in that canto off Bernard Montano's jumper. The remaining half of the fourth was then played just to wait for the final score, as Cell Pro fell to a 1-2 slate.
Mangali paced Docomo with his 19 points, while Marlon Sison chipped in 14. Montano was the lone double-figure scorer for Cell Pro with his 19 markers.
In Division B, Shane Deleon Guerrero and Lester Vertudez teamed up in the lopsided win for Adobo with the former firing a game-high 22 points and the latter contributing 21.
Deleon Guerrero nailed 10 of his total points in the second canto, while Vertudez added 9, helping Adobo turn a 15-7 advantage to a 36-20 halftime lead. Adobo went on to protect its double-digit lead in the second half, as Vertudez and Deleon Guerrero continued to burn the hoops and also drew help from Mike Saturno, who knocked in 10 of his 15 markers in the 20 minutes of the one-sided match.
Susupe never had a chance against Adobo, as it played with a depleted lineup and could not keep up with its much younger and faster opponent. The losing squad had only six players and only four made it to the scoreboard. Juluis Tabamo paced Susupe (1-4) with his 21 points.
Adobo 82 - Deleon Guerrero 22, Vertudez 21, Saturno 15, Dela Cruz 8, Tadifa 4, Yap 3, Aglipay 2, Orejola 2.
Susupe 62 - Tabamo 20, Lansang 14, Cadag 12, Mina 11.
Scoring by quarters: 15-7, 36-20, 55-41, 82-62.
Docomo 77 - Mangali 19, Sison 14, Metran 8, Sablan 8, Sacramento 7, Cruz 6, Hernandez 4, Barbo 4.
Cell Pro 57 - Montano 19, Sacramento 9, Santos 8, Dayrit 7, De Dios 6, Iglecias 4, Loste 4.
Scoring by quarters: 22-18, 40-35, 57-46, 77-57.