August 28, 2018, Filed under Press Release


LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Team Pangasinan defeated Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) team in a friendly but hard fought match held at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) Gymnasium on August 17.
While the PITC led by Undersecretary Dave Almarinez dominated in the seven minutes of the first quarter bannered by their towering players, Team Pangasinan, led by Marven Jophet Mamaril and Roxar Melendez powered up the defense to reduce the lead by two points by the end of the first quarter, 29-27.

Mamaril repeatedly stunned the crowd with his back-to-back 3-point shots drawing more loud cheers inside the sports arena. However, PITC regained their momentum and showed eagerness to set the first deadlock, 37-37 with eight minutes left on the second quarter.
Equally-strong players of Pangasinan All-Stars, such as: Manny Santos, Bryan Rosalin and Aljick Aquino found their rhythm in the last minutes of second quarter setting an 11-point advantage against PITC, 69-58.
Meanwhile, the guest players proved that they don’t easily back down. With 5 minutes and 28 minutes left in the third quarter, PITC broke the rising momentum of Team Pangasinan and reduce the lead by two points, 75-73.
Team Pangasinan, on the other hand, fought with ferocity and powered up their play with Reynald Ballesteros driving the ball. Given the ample time and opportunity, Ballesteros displayed a dunk shot that left the spectators in daze garnering a 9-point lead for his team at the end of the third quarter, 91-82.

The fourth quarter started with a bang as Pangasinan Governor Cup’s Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament finest players Mamaril and Melendez led their team towards the art of teamwork to win the game.
With 1 minute and 44 seconds left in the fourth quarter, another deadlock was posted, 122-122, stirring both teams to work on their plays. Heating up the action-packed game, the match was prolonged through a five-minute overtime after a deadlock at the end of the fourth quarter, 131-131.
Powerhouse Team Pangasinan hauled their victory via a dumbfounding 3-point shot of Mamaril ending the game with a 2-point lead, 140-138, to crush their opponents’ will to win.

Also present to cheer up the Pangasinan Dream Team was Governor Amado I. Espino, III who also welcomed the guests to the province of Pangasinan.

Team Pangasinan is comprised of the following: Marven Jophet Mamaril, Roxar Melendez, Manny Santos, Bryan Rosalin, Aljick Aquino, Reynald Ballesteros, Garnet Asuncion, Robert Caasi, Rolly Bravo, Raymond Capin, Mark Kenneth Castillo, Mariano Catabay, III, Jarome Corpuz, Mark Christian Meneses, Jerico Mondala, Denver Suratos, and Robert Viray.
Team PITC is composed of the following: Ali Dasalla, Lester Gecale, Eric Lopez, Aloysius Tapla, Amin Barry, Mr Arafat, Prince Abner, Tey Teodoro, Sydney Unwebere and USec. Dave Alamarinez.

/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman

photos for basketball friendly match bet pangasinan and PITC

PANGASINAN TEAM DEFEATS PITC. Despite tough defense of Aloysius Tapla of Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) team, Marven Jophet Mamaril (24 in blue jersey) of Team Pangasinan gained a basket via layup shot for his team to post a 2-point lead with 3 minutes and 13 seconds left in the second quarter. The Pangasinan team edged Team PITC ending their hard-fought game with a score of 140-138. /SMDG (Photo by JZPerez)

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