DMCI punishes Centric IT Group - Team B by 47 points



By Frank Leo Aniscal, published June 5, 2019

DMCI avenged their first game loss with a destructive 47-point drubbing of Centric IT Group - Team B, 87-40, in their elimination round encounter in the Kings of the Court | STR8 Philippines at The Upper Deck Lifestyle Center in Pasig City.

Despite a slow start, DMCI Homes proved they got loaded pool of talents as many of them stepped up offensively. Their defense was also felt by the opposition as Centric IT Group - Team B committed 20 turnovers.

Centric IT Group - Team B traded deuces with DMCI to begin the game until the latter put its focus on defense and made a couple of fast break baskets to close out the first quarter with a 10-2 run to take a 14-8 lead.

Keeping its surge, DMCI pulled away in the second frame without slowing down on defense as only Jan Santos got to score for Centric IT Group - Team B. DMCI took a commanding 22-point lead at the half, 37-15.

DMCI was not contented with the huge disparity as they showed deadlier form in the last two quarters, showing no mercy until the final buzzer.

Fast break finishers Ralph Kenneth Rivas and Froy Pontivedra powered DMCI with 17 and 16 points, respectively, . Zian Garlan contributed 10 markers, while Peterson Digma added nines. DMCI improved their win-loss slate to 1-1. 

Jan Santos singlehandedly carried Centric IT Group - Team B with a game-high of 23 points. John Angelo Bondoc helped out with 10 markers. Centric IT Group - Team B falls to 0-2 to start the season.


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