Sunday, 24 October 2010 4,857 Views / 116 Comments
The NU Bulldogs, capitalizing on Ray-Ray Parks’ scintillating play in the 2nd half, captured the 8th Father Martin’s Division 2 Basketball Cup with a 79-51 victory over the De La Salle Green Archers held at the San Beda College Gym on October 24, 2010.
Ray-Ray Parks led the Bulldogs attack with 14-points, followed by Kyle Neypes with 12-points and Reden Celda with 11-points.
After leading by as much as 13-points, 35-22, with less than two minutes left in the 1st half, the Green Archers ended the 1st half with a 9-point margin, 35-24 after a made basket by Neypes with seconds left at the game clock.
With the Green Archers ahead by 10-points, 38-28, at the 8:05 minute mark, Dennis Villamor and Robby Celis (10-points) led a 7-0 NU run to cut their deficit to just 3-points, 38-35, with 6:05 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter.
With Jed Manguera and Norbert Torres trying to stabilize the De La Salle offense, Celis and Celda ignited a 6-0 run to push NU into the driver’s seat for the 1st time in this ballgame, 47-45, going into the final period.
In the 4th Quarter, after two straight 3-point baskets from Cedric Labing Isa plus a deuce from Neypes , the Bulldogs were in cruise control at the 4:30 minute mark with a 61-49 lead.
Manguera led the Green Archers with 19-points. While Torres and Revilla had 18-points and 13-points respectively for DLSU.