October 26, 2015
The goal is nothing less than a title. College of Computer Studies and Engineering made a point to cement their names atop Lorma’s basketball history, defeating CMA on the second game of their best of three series, 68 to 64, serving as the conclusion to this years Intramurals 2014.
Chris Pimentel, the captain, trail-blazed his team’s way to glory despite early offensive struggles. He ended with a steady 12-point outing, but it was his leadership and fortitude which cast a halo uniting the winning squad through adversity.
Wing-duo Escobar and Corpuz were the usual suspects offensively, ending with 20 and 14 points respectively, fueling the eventual champs’ attack.
College of Management and Accountancy’s guard, Charles Orden, had the hot hand all night, producing 26 big points,
keeping his team in contention until the dying seconds of the game. But the only significant support he received came from Point Guard Laureta
who finished with 17 points.
An important piece of the Blacksmith’s offense, Forward Bucist, had to sit out the do-or-die game, gravely adding agony to their misfortunes.
He suffered an elbow injury in game 1 after a defender collided with him, trying to catch a break-away lay-up in transition.
“Ang sarap ng feeling, kasi sa 3-peat na ‘to, wala kaming talo.” Pimentel expressed with tears after being asked about their rare feat.
For the first time in Intrams history, a team reigned for three straight years without suffering a single loss. No, not one.
“Nagpapasalamat ako kay God at sa lahat ng teammates ko, dahil kahit na nagagalit ako, sinunod parin nila ‘yung mga commands ko.” Pimentel added.
One notable role-player to step up in crunch time is Xeo Abaigar who scored 8 of his 10 points deep in the pay-off period. With 2 minutes playtime left, he sank a 3-point dagger straight to the heart of CMA, further grounding them and their hope for victory.
CCSE will have to part with key players such as Pimentel and Corpuz who will be graduating after the school year. It adds significance to this triumph,
as it’ll probably be the resounding edge to their invincible legacy.
As for the Blacksmiths, the future shines bright for a possible comeback. They will be retaining their core players from top to bottom,
presenting an impending redemption.