Rich Guinitaran shines in CEU’s NCRAA win
(The Philippine Star) - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Rich Guinitaran exploded for 31 points, including six points in overtime, as Centro Escolar outfought Pasig Catholic College, 81-80, in a tight, slam bang battle in the NCRAA basketball tournament at the Saint Joseph Gymnasium.

Guinitaran’s final basket shoved the Scorpions to an 81-78 lead, and the Derrick Pumaren-mentored team held on to notch a third straight win.

Joshua Abastillas added 19 points and nine rebounds.

In the other games, De Ocampo Memorial College and University of Luzon beat separate foes.

The Golden Tigers topped the PSBA Jaguars, 92-82, also for a third win in a row in Group B.

Meanwhile, Jhonard Clarito, a member of the San Juan Knights in the MPBL, also exploded for 31 markers as De Ocampo Memorial College brought down Immaculada Concepcion College, 92-84.

Harold Lescano, Angelo Ramos and Mark Atabay provided key help as the Cobras improved their card to 2-2.

The scores:

First Game

CENTRO ESCOLAR 81 – Guinitaran 31, Abastillas 19, Chan 9, Ko Caballero 6, Ke Caballero 5, Diaz 4, Pamaran 4, Uri 3, David 0.

PASIG CATHOLIC 80 – Salen 15, Calacalsada 14, Tamayo 13, de Guzman 13, Benedictos 11, Medina 10, Canon 4, Samonte 0, Chavenia 0, Llorca 0, Latorre 0.

Quarterscores: 23-21, 44-36, 63-59, 75-75 (reg.), 81-80 (OT)

Second Game

DE OCAMPO 92 – Clarito 31, Atabay 10, De la Cruz 10, Manalang 8, Canelas 8, Lescano 7, Ramos 6, Artesano 5, Licardo 4, Schwartz 2, Gallardo 1, Pascual 0, Montojo 0.

IMMACULADA CONCEPCION 84 – Garcia 25, Soriano 21, Palec 18, J. Bautista 10, Nacion 5, Mendoza 4, Nuyda 1, Layar 0, Abrew 0, Carpio 0, Ilin 0.

Quarterscores: 22-21, 47-37, 72-57, 92-84

Third Game

UNIVERSITY OF LUZON 92 – Ballesteros 19, Rosalin 16, Meneses 14, Caasi 13, Torio 9, Main 7, Basan 4, Gagua 3, Angcap 3, Quinto 2, Balolong 2, Dudan Cruz 0.

PSBA-QC 82 – Maulion 24, Viloria 19, Amansec 19, Agustin 14, Verdadero 4, Jaudines 2, Teodoro 0, Malamug 0, Villaver 0.

 Quarterscores: 22-23, 52-36, 71-61, 92-82

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