By MST Sports | Posted on September 28, 2012 | 12:00am |
Defending champion Philippine College of Criminology and newcomer Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa posted contrasting victories, kicking off the 11th Philippine Inter Schools, Colleges and Universities Athletic Association at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum last Wednesday.
The Panthers sank the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies Blue Sharks, 73-62, while PLMun Marshalls won a close 75-70 decision over league contender National College of Business and Arts.
The Sta. Cruz-based dribblers of coach Bang Tumapat never gave the Blue Sharks of athletic director Engr. Ted Cada a chance to sharpen their fangs as the powerhouse Panthers sailed to an easy victory.
PCCr took control of the game midway in the first quarter led by pointguard John Ray Alvarado while center Edward Tubera dominated the paint for a 43-31 bubble at the half.
“Good start. It is a strong message of our team’s determination to retain the PISCUAA title”, said Tumapat, who also acknowledged the full backing of PCCr president Mdame Maricel Bautista-Lim.
PISCUAA president Robert Milton Calo ang PCCr president Bautita-Lim graced the opening ceremonies, hosted by Philippine College of Criminology and highlighted by a traditional parade of participating schools entered in basketball, volleyball, taekwondo, table tennis, arnis, chess and cheerdance competition.