By Carmela Isabel Bañuelos
The College of Engineering (Eng’g) lead all the way as they handed the College of the Mass Communication (CMC) Wildcats their second loss in the Diliman Games, 73-46, at the College of Human Kinetics Gymnasium, Jan. 31.
Roberto Emmanuel Carlos led the Eng’g team with 14 points, followed by Peter Catanaoan and John Karl Vicenta who had 11 points each. Julio Silvestre led the CMC Wildcats with 18 points, followed by Aio Santos with 12 points.
The Wildcats were able to gain the lead in the early moments of the game, but Eng’g soon gained momentum and the lead, lasting until the end of the game.
Despite the loss, the Wildcats were pleased with their performance, acknowledging that Eng’g is one of the top two teams in the Diliman Games. “Mukhang ang kalaban talaga namin ang second strongest team,” Silvestre said.
For the next game, the Wildcats promise to give a better fight, “Laban lang nang laban,” and “just play the game,” Silvestre and team captain Moe Del Rosario said, respectively.
The team also acknowledged they will be much more confident going into the succeeding games. “Yung team namin, two years na rin; kilala na namin ang isa’t-isa, alam na namin ang place ng isa’t-isa,” Del Rosario said.
The Wildcats will face the Asian Institute of Tourism in their next game on Feb. 5.