By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
Team Hercor Hub and the Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion (CPC) squad ended the On D’ Move (ODM) “School Wars” Roxas leg weekend schedule with huge wins heading into the last games of the elimination round.
Fresh off a close win against the Filamer Christian University (FCU), the young hoopers from Hercor brought their momentum and crushed the Saint John Knights, 100-76, to close their weekend with back-to-back sweeping wins.
Meanwhile, the CPC Angels added to the FCU Spirits’ woes, 99-68, and handed them two-straight defeats in two consecutive game schedules.
It was an impressive performance from the Hercor gunners as they dominated St. John from the get-go to score a wire-to-wire victory.
From a slow start during their game against the Spirits last Saturday, team Hercor looked rejuvenated against the Knights and ran over them as early as the first half.
An improved offensive rebounding was also a key to their victory after the hard-working big men of Hercor crashed the boards that rewarded them with several extra possessions.
Despite an improved third quarter, the Knights still failed to keep themselves within striking distance after Hercor closed the show with a strong two-way performance in the final canto.
Daniel Astor’s offensive efficiency and all-around performance helped him grab the Best Player of the Game after recording 18 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists.
The second scheduled game last Sunday also featured a blowout as the CPC Angels decimated the struggling FCU Spirits.
FCU seemed to lose a little bit of gas after a nip-and-tuck affair against team Hercor and started the game slowly with several wide-open misses from the perimeter.
The Angels then capitalized on FCU’s struggles to buy a basket and countered with their own offensive executions that put the Spirits’ big men in early foul trouble.
CPC then never looked back in the second half and continued to wax hot from the shooting field led by Jimrex Tinoy who dropped 16 points, seven assists, and six rebounds.