Icons, Lady Patriots reign in Sandugo-CAL

The Philippine Star

Posted at Oct 03 2012 11:14 AM | Updated as of Oct 03 2012 07:14 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Informatics International College and De La Salle University-Dasmariñas scored victories in contrasting fashions to rule their respective divisions in the Sandugo-Collegiate Athletic League at the Treston gym at the Bonifacio Global City last Sunday.

The Icons rode on a big fourth quarter run to subdue the Trinity University of Asia side, 70-57, and cop the men’s crown while the Lady Patriots pulled off a thrilling 61-60 overtime victory over the St. Benilde Lady Blazers to nail the ladies diadem.

Mythical five member Katherine Mangahas made a split with two minutes left as the Lady Patriots fought back from a 39-45 third quarter deficit to force overtime at 53. League and finals’ game MVP Diane Gelisan then teamed up with Mangahas in the extra period with the latter providing the winning jumper with nine seconds left in the contest.

The Lady Blazers had one last chance to turn the game around but Jennifer Mayol, who earlier scored on a three-point play that made it 60-59 for St. Benilde, flubbed on her try.

Gelisan topscored for DLSU-D with 20 points while Mangahas contributed 18 markers. Mayol led CSB with 16 but failed to draw solid support from Mythical Five member Grace Dadal, who struggled for eight points.

Gelisan, Mangahas, and Dadal were joined in the Mythical Five by Adamson University’s Janine Garrido and DLSU-D’s Allalaine de Gomas.

In men’s play of the event, sponsored by Phiten, PSC commissioner Akiko Guevarra, PC Gilmore, Uratex, Gatorade, Primovit multivitamins, and Platinum Fitness, Informatics pulled away in the final quarter with Eric Acuna, Mark Montuano, Mark Anthony Doligon and Joseph Marquez who combining for 47 points.

Montuano topscored with 24 points, Doligon had 12 while Marquez chipped in 11 markers.

TUA drew 20 points from Nicol Bolos while Roldan Pinas, who scored his team’ s first 10 points, closed out with 14 points.

CSB beat CDSL, 67-59, to take third place while in the distaff side, while Adamson University defeated University of Sto. Tomas, 62-56, to finish third in the men’s side of the event organized by LAN Sports & Events Inc.