Joshbianc, Atlantic draw first blood-A A +A
Monday, July 16, 2012
JOSHBIANC Motors and Atlantic Auto Parts drew first blood as they posted double-digit victories in the opening games of the FIl-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. 2nd conference intercolor tournament at TTHS Po Hang Gym.
Joshbianc relied on Arnol Laureño to quash the rally attempt of Johann Kendrick, 88-73 while Atlantic drubbed an undermanned Guanzon Dental Clinic, 116-97.
Joshbianc spoiled the 42 point output of Kirell Brahndon Montalbo, who led Johann Kendrick in several comebacks, cutting the lead twince in the pay-off quarter to 12 points from a 70-50 3rd quarter deficit.
But Laureño’s seven straight points doused cold wáter on the rally, bringing the lead back to 62-81 with three minutes left in the game.
Richard Co scored 12 points in the opening quarter while Ralph Ong and Jeremy Coo’s six points lent their support for a 28-15 opening quarter Joshbianc lead.
Montalbo was unstoppable in the 2nd quarter, as he blitzed Joshbianc with 22 quarter points and the lead was cut at the half, 46-41.
JK’s offense sputtered in the 3rd quarter, as they only managed nine points while a balance offensive by Joshbianc netted them 24 points and a 20 point lead going to the 4th quarter.
Richard Co topscored for Joshbianc with 17 points, Laureño added 13 points, Joshua Co shot 13 points , Ralph Ong dropped 12 points and Arvin Chua and Toffel Tan delivered 8 points each.
Biboy Yap supported Montalbo with 11 points and Ritchie Militante with 7 1st quarter points.
In the 2nd game, Guanzon played with only 6 players but still managed to remain within a single-digit deficit up to the end of the 3rd quarter, 86-77.
Jan Jan Young delivered 10 points, with Marc Lo and John Montemayor combining for 11 points as the trio delivered the killer blows in the 4th quarter with their outside shots which found their mark. Moreover, fatigue finally caught up with GDC.
Clarence Quingco topscored with 23 points, all coming in the 2nd and 3rd quarter, Young delivered 18 points, John Montemayor and Mark Lo shot 14 points each, Joel Masadia and Andre Tan had 10 points each and Michael Ang chipped in 9 points.
Jose Miguel Montinola paced GDC with 22 points, backstopped by Mark Velez with 15 points, Christopher Mahinay and Bong Palo with 14 points apiece, Atty. Jubert Katalbas with 12 points, Matthew Yap 11 points and Dr. Emil Guanzon 8 points. (Stephen Tan)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 16, 2012.