by Abdelaziz N. Maldisa (Class 2022)
CM’s hoops team scored back to back victories in UPM’s SSWC, notwithstanding freak weather that led to game cancellations in the erstwhile “weather-proof” court. In a game played against the College of Dentistry, CM initially trailed by 3-0 in the opening minutes. Coupled with strong offensive play and crucial shots by Gerona (MD’22) , the score went up to 9-3 in favor of CM. Dent significantly narrowed this lead with a burst of shots and points from the free throw line to 10-9, in favor of CM. The first quarter ended with a CM advantage, 13-11. The gap widened considerably in the 2nd quarter, rallied by veterans Tesorero (MD’22) , Gan (MD’22), Dizon (MD’22), Vega (MD’24), and Tiu (MD’20). The 2nd quarter ended 25-15 in favor of CM. Macatangay (MD’23) opened the 3rd quarter with a 3, with Tan (MD’22) and Meguizo (MD’24) scoring crucial points widening the score to 36-19, CM advantage. The fourth quarter saw Enriquez (MD’22) with a long shot for a 3 sealing off a stellar run for the CM team against their hapless opponents. The game ends 49-31 in favor of CM.
JC Tesorero (MD’22) finished as Player of the Game with 8 pts., 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Closely trailing also with 8 pts. , 3 rebounds and 2 steals is Aaron Vega (MD’24) as well as Martin Dizon (MD’22) with 8 pts., 3 rebounds and 1 steal.