Docomo Pacific dominates Gilas Batang

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Docomo Pacific’s Shane Deleon Guerrero receives a gift certificate from organizers of the 2019 One Pacific Promotional Basketball League after helping his team win over Gilas Batang, 92-68, last Friday at the Civic Center Court in Susupe. (Contributed Photo)

Docomo Pacific hammered Gilas Batang 92-68, in last Friday’s game in the 2019 One Pacific Promotional Basketball League at the Civic Center Court in Susupe.

Docomo Pacific demolished Gilas Batang by starting out strong and finishing the game even stronger.

Right at the get-go, Docomo Pacific came out hot, firing 32 points in the first quarter for an early double-digit spread. Shane Deleon Guerrero led Docomo’s jackrabbit start, as he scored 17 points, while Tony Diaz added 7 to lift their team to a 31-17 advantage.

Gilas Batang, after being left in the dust in the opening quarter, made an effort to catch up with Docomo Pacific in the second frame. However, Batang Gilas had little success, as Docomo was still in front at the halftime break, 46-34.

When the game resumed, both teams struggled in the third period, allowing Docomo to keep the wide gap, 59-46. Then in the fourth canto, Docomo finished off Gilas Batang by exploding for 33 points.

Diaz had 10 points in the final period and top-scored for Docomo Pacific with his 27 markers. Deleon Guerrero chipped in 22. Dick Tibayan had 16 for Gilas Batang, which has yet to win a game after six matches. Docomo improved to an even 2-2 record.

Meanwhile, IT&E Dark prevailed against Max’s Restaurant in last Saturday’s game, 79-61.

IT&E Dark got its second victory in five matches, while Max’s fell to a 1-3 mark.

IT&E Dark made 22 points in the first quarter to take control of the game and never lost the upper hand for an 18-point winning margin.

Friday Game
Docomo Pacific 92—Diaz 27, Deleon Guerrero 22, Lukas 8, Hayes 7, Sanciangco 5, Manibusan 4, Grow 3, Kaipat 3, Mendiola 2.
Gilas Batang 68—Tibayan 16, Ege 14, Dacumos 8, Acosta 8, Hernandez 7, Estores 6, Rosario 4, Lumanlan 4.
Scoring by quarters: 32-17, 46-34, 59-46, 92-68.

Saturday Game
IT&E Dark 79—Castro 18, Devero 13, Chan 12, Aguon 10, Abuan 9, Brana 6, Garcia 4, Peredo 4, Duero 2.
Max’s Restaurant 61—Herrera 18, Lerio 16, Rotap 7, Salalila 6, Paynor 6, Banasco 3, Tibayan 3, Loyola 2.
Scoring by quarters: 22-17, 40-33, 60-46, 79-61

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.

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