St. Joseph, Filamer, grab huge wins in ODM School Wars league

Janmier Malan lifted St. Joseph against the CPC Angels. (ODM photo/Maia Obera)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

The Saint Joseph Los Obreros and the Filamer Christian University (FCU) Spirits earned well-deserved victories during another Sunday blockbuster schedule of the On D’ Move (ODM) Sports League School Wars tournament.

It was a fiery battle between two rival schools as the Los Obreros got the last laugh against the Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion (CPC) Angels, 92-78, while the Spirits outdueled the St. John Knights, 99-87.

Hundreds of fans flocked early to the Capiz Gymnasium to witness an intense rivalry between the Los Obreros and the CPC Angels.

Both squads figured in a nip-and-tuck affair as Los Obreros answered every CPC three-pointer in the first two-quarters of the slugfest.

However, the Los Obreros finally stepped on the gas pedal in the last frame and found their shooting rhythm at the most perfect time to establish a double-digit lead.

The Angels had trouble trimming Los Obreros’ lead and were hounded by their salty shooting in the last four minutes of the game that allowed St. Joseph to take over the game.

Janmier Malan was hailed as the game’s Best Player of the Game after dropping a monster double-double performance of 15 points, 18 rebounds, and three steals.

Meanwhile, in the other scheduled game last Sunday, the FCU Spirits took down the St. Joseph Knights.

Just like the first game, both teams went into a mano-a-mano offensive trade as the FCU gunners went toe-to-toe with St. Joseph’s shooters.

The three-point barrage ended during the third quarter when the Spirits deployed a soft box and one defense to contain their perimeter.

FCU’s move paid off big time as their defensive stops turned into offense that helped them take full control of the last 10 minutes of the game.

Ryne Dalmino’s offensive eruption helped him earn the Best Player of the Game honors after tallying 26 points, seven rebounds, and three steals.

After two games, the Los Obreros is still undefeated and is the current league leader with a 2-0 record while FCU’s win over St. Joseph helped them clinch their first win of the tournament.