In the first game, the BM Lady Vipers won by default against the SON Lady Panthers at the ADDU-Annex Gym due to the lack of players from the Lady Panthers.
Raphael Claveria, the tournament director, explained why the Lady Vipers won by default against the Lady Panthers.
“For formalities, we gave School of Nursing some time. Actually, we have delayed the start of the game. We started the time at around 8:40. We started the defaulting time at 8:40 for 15 minutes and Nursing didn’t show up until the time expires. That’s why we give the decision that the BM Lady Vipers win over Nursing Lady Panthers.”
On the second game, the NSM Lady Falcons overpowered the SOE Lady Sharks and notched their first win of the tournament, 25-11.
SS 39 – 32 CS
The SS Dragons overcame an 11-point halftime deficit and came from behind to win against the CS Chameleons, 39-32, earning them a place in the cross-over semifinals.
After the Chameleons built an 20-9 lead at halftime, the Dragons staged a furious comeback in the second half with a series of defensive stops. The Dragons turned things around and outscored the Chameleons 30-12 in the second half to clinch the game.
Rene Marte Jr. led the Dragons in scoring with 9 points, while also contributing 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Glen Palabrica contributed with 8 points and 5 rebounds. Sameer Macacua led the Chameleons with 12 points, while also grabbing 8 rebounds and blocking 3 shots.
Acc 101 – 44 Fac
The Accountancy Griffins effortlessly swamped the Faculty Lions 101-44 in the following game, solidifying their first-place finish in Bracket B.
Karlo Lino Aranjuez and Neil John Ryan Taculin led the Griffins to victory, with the former garnering 15 points on 7/7 field goal shooting, and the latter earning 15 points with 3 made treys.
Glenn Tuvida of the Lions did most of the lifting for his team, scoring 16 points.
SoE 70 – 47 SoN
The School of Education Sharks overwhelmed the School of Nursing Panthers, 70-47. Kristian Adolfo paced the Shark’s blistering offense with 26 points, along with Francis Joseph Belen who contributed 18 points of his own.
On the other side, Earl Aguilo valiantly stood out, acquiring 21 points in the loss.
HumLet 70 – 58 NSM
The Humanities and Letters’ Wolves bested the Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ Falcons 70-58 in the final game of the day, earning the Wolves their first win of the tournament.
Michael Anthony Sy of the Wolves blitzed the Falcon defense for an MVP-esque 31 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Edz Luman-ag contributed a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Jesher Joshua Arsenio reaped 27 points on 14/ 21 field goal shooting, to go along with 5 rebounds and 2 steals in the losing effort for the Falcons.