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DC routs MV 65-53

DC continues their winning streak in the Civic Basketball League 2019 after powering past Marianas Variety 65-53 during last Thursday’s game held at the Civic Center basketball court.

DC’s Gerald Flores goes up for the shot as MV’s Josh Andrew holds down the ball during last Thursday’s game of the Civic Basketball League 2019 held at the Civic Center basketball court. Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

DC found their stroke right from the start of the opening quarter knocking down three consecutive triples. Greg Sablan started the rain sinking the first bucket while Jack Aranda followed up with two more from beyond the arc to gain the nine-point lead.

It was not until later where MV picked up the momentum with Reymark Castro leading the run with four points while John Babauta and Sid Quan added two points of their own. But their late act kept them behind as DC continued to fire up with Aranda collecting 12 points alone to aid in their 10-point control 19-9.

MV started gain momentum in the second canto when Ken Viray came in and unloaded seven points alone with Babauta, Barry Maratita and Alex Standish contributing a shot each. However DC’s consistency kept the in check as Jaymark DeGuzman, Pao Rafols and Mi Tekopua showed their strength inside 31-23.

MV’s biggest run came during the third quarter as Viray continued to attack. His 10 points alongside Josh Andrews and Sid Quan putting up a combined eight points, they managed to reduce the deficit down to just six points.

Despite MV’s efforts, DC never died down and kept their shots going. Gerald Flores led the final quarter with points with his back to the basket while DeGuzman and Rafols right by his side to secure the win 65-53.

IT&E 81, Robertos 71

IT&E also earned their second win of the season after shutting down Robertos 81-71.

As soon as IT&E gained the lead they never looked back. Their shot percentage from the three-point line picked up at the first quarter as Ehroll Peredo, Nogud and Elmer Esdrelon connected a total of four triples. Their aggression also played a main part to their control as Marlon De Dios met the foul line twice making all for takes aiding in their 39-31 stretch by halftime.

Only Mark Ferrer seemed to know how to get passed IT&E’s defense as he sizzled 14 points alone but remained behind as the rest of the team as they failed to stop IT&E output.

Robertos used force in order to disrupt IT&E’s rhythm but their ability to sink shots from the foul line kept them in charge. Bart Demapan, Ivan Devero and Peredo all shared a moment at the line while Esdrelon continued to connect shots pushing a safe distance leading to the victory 81-71.

Saipan Vegas grabbed the final win of the night after blowing past Brabu 62-56.

Darwin Barbo was an unstoppable force as he led the pack with 16 points total with Junar Guiab and Lerio Pagarao joining the double digit leaders with 14 and 12 points respectively. Smith, Jorge DeGuzman and Pete Lizama shared a similar output but failed to keep up momentum falling short and taking the loss against Saipan Vegas 62-56.


DC 65 – Jaymark DeGuzman 16, Jack Aranda 15, Pao Rafols 13, Gerald Flores 8, Greg Sablan 5, Kenji Abobo 4, Jun Hernandez 2, Mi Tekopua 2,

Marianas Variety 53 – Ken Viray 21, Josh Andrew 7, Sid Quan 7, John Babauta 6, Reymark Castro 4, Barry Maritita 2, Alex Standish 2, SunJoon Tenorio 2,

IT&E 81 – Elmer Esdrelon 14, Ehroll Peredo 18, Ivan Devero 13, Marlon De Dios 13, Bart Demapan 9, Nogud 8, Jun Estolas 2, Henry Divinagracia 2,

Robertos 71 – Mark Ferrer 23, Jetson Jandoc 16, Elgin Mangali 13, Rocyl Ritual 6, Romo 6, J. Tenepere 3, Jerome Reyes 2, Jerald Rivera 2,

Saipan Vegas 62 – Darwin Barbo 16, Junar Guiab 14, Lerio Pagarao 12, Edwin Santos 6, Ron Gamboa 4, Randy Mungcal 4, Leo Galarse 2, Ryan Odicta 2, Mico Usi 2,

Brabu 56 – Smith 14, Jorge DeGuzman 11, Pete Lizama 11, Jon Santos 7, Jerome Norita 5, Syl Teregeyo 4, Teregeyo 2, Derrick Rangamar 2,