Department of Community and Cultural Affairs used its outside shooting all game long to bring down the mighty Feds, 71-65, in the lone game in the 2014 IT&E-DYS Inter-Government Basketball League last Monday night at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.
DCCA fired 11 from beyond the arc with Edgar Pangelian burying seven that somehow negate the Feds’ clear size advantage.
The win improved DCCA’s record to 1-1 and helped the team bounce back from a 56-46 opening game loss to the Northern Marianas Sports Association on Sept. 29. The defeat snapped the Feds’ three-game winning run.
It was a close match as DCCA and the Feds exchanged scoring runs. No team led by more than seven points.
DCCA held slim advantages in the first two quarters behind Pangelinan’s steady shooting. The Feds, with Ronnel Gamboa waxing hot and Juan Camacho providing support, grabbed the lead at 51-48 entering the final canto.
DCCA’s 3-pointers bailed them out in the fourth period with Pangelinan, Juan Aaron, Bryan Manabat, and Perry Inos draining one each to seal the win. Pangelinan paced DCCA with 27 points, while Inos added 15 markers. Gamboa also had 27 points in the Feds’ losing cause, while Camacho finished with 12.
Action continues tonight with the Feds hoping to put that loss behind when it takes on the Judiciary in the 8pm second game after the 6:30pm opening match between NMSA and the still winless Commonwealth Health Center.
DCCA 71 – Pangelinan 27, Inos 15, Ito 8, Manabat 8, Aaron 6, Deleon Guerrero Jr. 5, Wesley 2.
Feds 65 – Gamboa 27, Camacho 12, Ogarto 8, Esteves 5, McCain 5, Park 4, Tyquenco 4.
Scoring by quarters: 18-17, 38-36, 48-51, 71-65. (Jon Perez)