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MCS takes revenge over SSHS 83-64

THE Knights of Mount Carmel School has their bellies filled with revenge after defeating the Manta Rays of Saipan Southern High School by a double digit margin 83-64 during last Friday’s game of the 2018-2019 Commonwealth Coalition of Private School Sports Association Varsity Basketball League held at the Koblerville gym.

MCS’ Matthew Richardson extends for the left-hand layup during last Friday’s game of the 2018-2019 CCOPSA Varsity Basketball League held at the Koblerville gym. Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

The Knights’ thirst for revenge was seen right from the start as they established dominance early in the opening quarter. Point guard Matthew Richardson heated up as soon as he entered sizzling eight points alone but got the help needed from their towering center Johnson as he took over the boards with countless rebounds and second chance buckets earning the double digit lead with time to spare.

SSHS, on the other hand, struggled to find their rhythm as only Rafael Ordona and Clarenz Contreras could put up a shot while Christopher Lagmay supported with two buckets from beyond the arc to put some points on the board 14-31.

The second half was no different as the rest of the MCS team chipped in their share. Keith Santos, Park and Eric Kaiser got on the board with a shot each while Richardson and Johnson picked up where they left off to maintain the double digit spread.

SSHS’ biggest run came during the third canto as they nearly cut the deficit down within a 10-point reach as Ervin Villarin and Isaac Perez stepped up when needed but their aggressive man-to-man defense kept them behind. Foul after foul was called on SSHS as their eagerness to swipe the ball ended in free throws for MCS. Richardson took advantage of the foul trouble sinking five attempts from the line regaining the safe distance for his team 73-47.

SSHS’ biggest run came during the final quarter as Villarin continued to slash inside drawing the fouls to get into the line with Contreras right alongside him. However the gap was too much to overcome as MCS continued to drain shots leading to the blowout victory 83-64.


MCS 83 – Matthew Richardson 28, Johnson 17, Angelo Factor 10, Dela Cruz 8, Park 6, Keith Santos 6, Evangelista 4, Eric Kaiser 2, Tabora 1, Ong 1,

SSHS 64 – Clarenz Contreras 16, Christopher Lagmay 11, Rafael Ordona 10, Ervin Villarin 8, Isaac Perez 8, Gregory DLG 6, Rexzon Calage 2, Glen Matalog 2, Derrick Atalig 2,