IT&E maintained its unbeaten mark following a 92-83 victory over Bridge Capital, LLC in the curtain-raiser in the Atkins Kroll Marianas International Basketball League last Tuesday at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.
With its 3-0 record, IT&E gained a share of the lead with Saipan Vegas, while Bridge Capital dropped to a 1-3 slate for the ninth spot in the team standings in the 10-squad field.
Jaymark De Guzman had a double-double to lead IT&E’s third straight victory, as he delivered 18 points and 10 rebounds. Three other IT&E players scored in twin digits with Errol Peredo making 16 points and Jack Aranda and Sean Rabasto adding 13 and 11, respectively.
Rabasto and De Guzman combined for 13 points in the fourth period to thwart Bridge Capital’s comeback bid. Vince Teregeyo tried to rally back Bridge Capital in the final canto after scoring 12 of his game-high 29 points in that period. However, timely baskets from IT&E young guns frustrated Bridge Capital.
MS Villagomez 114, TanHoldings 51
In the other game last Tuesday, MS Villagomez hammered TanHoldings.
MS Villagomez sealed the win right after the first quarter, as it went on a 32-13 scoring surge. The victory was only the first for MS Villagomez after three matches, while TanHoldings remains winless in four games.
Keoni Dela Cruz top-scored for MS Villagomez with his 21 points, while eight of his teammates chipped in at least 6 points apiece to demolish TanHoldings.
MS Villagomez was so dominant that it recorded 34 assists against the only 13 of TanHoldings and had 65 rebounds versus the 30 of the latter.
IT&E 92—De Guzman 18, Peredo 16, Aranda 13, Rabasto 11, Guiab 9, Flores 7, De Dios 6, Esdrelon 6, Demapan 6.
Bridge Capital 83—Teregeyo 29, M. Duenas 16, Deleon Guerrero 11, Rangamar 11, Santos 5, Cabaltica 4, Camacho 4, Lizama 3.
Scoring by quarters: 26-25, 49-44, 74-67, 92-83
MS Villagomez 114—Dela Cruz 21, Babauta 12, Richardson 12, Ada 8, Augenbaugh 8, Deleon Guerrero 8, Lajara 8, Manibusan 6, Pangelinan 6, Teregeyo 4,Villagomez 2, Kwon 2.
TanHoldings 51—Deleon Guerrero 13, Dayao 11, Tenepere 10, Torregosa 6, Echavez 4, Lumen 4, Centina 3.
Scoring by quarters: 32-13, 52-26, 79-36, 114-51