USLS get second win-A A +A
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
UNIVERSITY of St. La Salle - President’s Gym streaked to its second win, routing Allure DM/BOBCAT 94-74 while CSAB - Choi Sportswear bounced back against Willtrade Sagay Central 92-84 in Class A of the 13th Tan Kek Pin Memorial Basketball played last Sunday at the TTHS Po Hang Gym.
In Saturday’s nightcap, UNO-R A - Davies Philippines defeated New Negros Coliseum 89-74.
New Negros Coliseum surprised UNO-R as they took a 20-13 lead in the opening quarter. However, the NNC offense sputtered in the 2ndquarter due to UNO-R’s full court man-to-man defense allowed it to grab the lead at the half 37-27.
NNC was able to recover in the 3rd quarter behind Elben Diaz’s 8 points, but UNO-R still remained on top 60-52, as Mark Ramos delivered the same output for Davies.
White de los Santos and Irvin De La Peña combined to rally NNC in the 4th but NNC could not stop the lead ballooning to double digit as the Davies trio of Mark Ramos with10 points, Stefano Ayuco with 3 triples and Cedric Eslabon’s 8 points kept NNC at bay.
Ramos topscored with 18 points , Ayuco 17 points, Francis Parreño 13 points while Richer Santillan and Ranel Gabales contributed 10 points each,
De Los Santos and De La Peña paced NNC with 14 points each, Diaz and Caberte scored 11 points each, Eric Bacomo delivered 7 points and Rex Noble fired 5 points.
The Bobcats took the 1st quarter 27-24, as big men Arnol Laureño and Leo Bat-og combined for 17 points against USLS topscored by Mark De La Cruz’s 9 points.
President’s Gym shifted to man-to-man full court defense, forcing the turnovers and scoring on several breakaway layups as they turned the table on Allure DM at halftime 52-40.
President’s Gym extended the lead in the 3rdcanto with Kevin Villafranca hitting 10 points, as Allure DM’s offense continued to rely its offense down low but the entry passes did not come easy, as the press of USLS delayed the frontcourt attack of the Bobcats.
De La Cruz topscored with 18 points, Villafranca drilled in 14 points, Nike Montalvo scored 11 points and Eman Sevilla delivered 10 points.
Bat-og scored 19 points, Laureño had 16 points, Ritchie Militante and Ren Ren Lacson chipped in 8 points each while Philip Famucol delivered 7 points.
Ruel Balgos scored 11 of his 16 points in the 4thquarter to lead Choi Sportswear to its first. Jornel Laborte also provided the muscle down low, as he added 15 points.
The outside gunners also delivered for CSA-B, with Johnson Salazar is picking up 15 points, Alfred Valle with 14 points and with Tommy Andren sinking 4 treys all in the 2nd half.
Willtrade, lacking the ceiling to match-up with Choi, was paced by Ernesto Cagayao with 18 points, Joemarie Bayhon and Ramer Javillo with 13 points apiece, Arnold Gono with 11 points and Wennie Alvarez with 10 points.(Stephen Tan/Contributor)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 05, 2013.