PSS, IT&E earn contrasting wins


Public School System and IT&E scored victories over separate opponents in contrasting fashion in the continuation of the Inter-Commercial Business Basketball League 2015 Tuesday night at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.

PSS crushed an undermanned MARPAC side, 95-53, for its fifth win in seven games, while IT&E survived a seesaw battle against Joeten Enterprises, 73-69, to improve to 4-4. MARPAC suffered its eighth straight loss while Joeten dropped to 4-3.

PSS found MARPAC an easy opponent as the latter showed up with only five players in the first half.

PSS scored 12 straight points, while MARPAC struggled with their shooting and only made a basket in the 5:12 mark of the opening quarter on a Jay Diyco jumper.

PSS ended the first period up by 14, 26-12, and was never threatened after that.

Marlon Cabrera led four other PSS players that finished in double figures with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

Maverick Itibus tallied 19, Preston Basa had 17 points and 8 assists, Jerry Diaz finished with 15 markers, and Joe Villacrucis scored 14 and added 10 assists.

Diyco paced MARPAC with 23 points, while Thorn Sablan added 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 steals.

Earlier, IT&E leaned on Edsel Mendoza’s free throw shooting in the final moments of the fourth period to escape with a 73-69 decision over Joeten Enterprises.

Mendoza ended up with 19 points, mostly on free throws, making eight straight from the charity stripe. He also had 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist, and 1 block.

Chris Peredo paced IT&E’s scoring with 20 markers, while also grabbing 8 rebounds and ending up with 5 steals, an assist, and a block. Nate Mateo and Jason Palacios chipped in 12 and 11 markers each.

Dixon Kwon led Joeten with 25 points and 8 rebounds, while Syl Teregeyo scattered 12 points and grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds. Alex Lauron was held to 9 points but had 14 boards

First Game
IT&E 73 – Peredo 20, Mendoza 19, Mateo 12, Palacios 11, Renguul 6, Benavente 5.

Joeten 69 – Kwon 25, Teregeyo 12, Lauron 9, Nakayama 6, Ritual 5, Sambile 4, Tobias 4.

Scoring by quarters: 10-10, 25-28, 50-46, 73-69.

Second Game
PSS 95 – Cabrera 22, Itibus 19, Basa 17, Diaz 15, Villacrusis 14, Manibusan 4, Winkfield 4.

MARPAC 53 – Diyco 23, Sablan 16, Hofschneider 4, Lee 4, Mendiola 3, Mettao 3.

Scoring by quarters: 26-12, 47-27, 70-44, 95-53.

Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.

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