2002-2003 started the Aquinas Basketball League on a strong 26-point victory over 2005

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By Hamsha Nocedo - Published July 11, 2019

 


 

 

S.Y 2002/2003 came out fiery from three point land and started their campaign in the Aquinas Basketball League 2019 with a lopsided victory over the rusty 2005, 84-58, Saturday at their own floor Aquinas Gym in San Juan.

Jumping on the second period, BJ Parulan converted a booming triple, putting their team up by 19, 26-5. Then he made another two at the 7:11, and at 4:45, to increase their lead to 25, 40-15.

With his hot shooting from the rainbow arc infected his teammates, as Jericho Teodora, Ambec Laruscain, Jed Leonen and TJ Short all converted at least one three pointer.

Parulan finished with 24 points, alongside with an identical four in assists and steals, Short helped him with a double-double, 11 points and ten boards, while Jericho Teodoro added 13, and torched up for three triples.

As a team, 2002/2003 fired 12/26 three-point field goals, compared to 2005, who just made four treys out of twenty-four attempts.

Meanwhile, 2005 was unable to shrugged their first game jitters, but found a gems behind Homer Lopez and Rolando Guevarra, the prior had double-double, 16 and 12 rebounds, while the latter flirted with ten and nine boards.

Despite stellar performances from them, their teammates had a subpar game as they are the only players who scored double digits for 2005.

After missing a few shots after the tip, 2002/2003 had an 18-3 head start, capped by Laruscain’s trey at the wing, and finished off the quarter with an 18-point advantage, 23-5.

Intensifying their defense in the following period as well, 2002-2003 dominated the game by creating turnorvers, and missed shots that leads to transition baskets.

In this pivotal period, the winning team established a 29-point advantage at 2:18 via Johannes Fernandez’ putback, and went to halftime up by 24, 49-24.

It was a better second half for 2005 as they scored a total of 33points, 13 in the third, and 20 in the fourth. However, 2002-2003 had a big of the lead to overcome and they still continue dominating the game.

 

PLAYER OF THE GAME:

For a fast paced style like the team 2002-2003, BJ Parulan fit their team perfectly as he also loves to run on the break, as well as can shoot the basketball.

Twelve of his 24 points came from the three point arc, including some Steph Curry range and a gutsy pull up trey off a break. He also added four assists and steals under his belt.