Appliance Centrum upset JKT, ESJ Centre roast Mang Inasal-A A +A
Thursday, February 21, 2013
APPLIANCE Centrum/LA Gasoline Station came from behind to defeat Johann Kendrick Tan 87-82, while ESJ Centre dealt Mang Inasal its first loss, scoring an 85-74 overtime victory last Monday in Class B action of the 13thTan Kek Pin Memorial Basketball Cup at TTHS Po Hang Gym.
Johann Kendrick, overcoming a 64-58 3rd quarter deficit, took a 77-70 lead at the midway point of the 4th quarter behind the fastbreak attack of Yan Yan Dy, RB Chua and Joshua Co.
Rey Pandoro scored 6 straight points to cut the deficit to a point before JKT's Danny Boy nailed a triple for some breathing room at 80-76.
Centrum's Jose Miguel Montinola scored on a jumper and Peter Ortaliz's putback cut the lead anew to 82-81 with 40 seconds left.
After a botched attempt by JKT, Pandoro was fouled with 20 ticks remaining and sunk 2 free throws for the lead while teammate Pao Pao Lim scored the last 4 points for LA Gasoline to notch its first victory in the tourney
JKT was in the driver's seat 19-13 in the 1st quarter behind Danny Boy Uy and Ryan Alegario's combined 15 points.
However Centrum had a productive 2nd quarter, as RJ Iligan scored 7 points, including a rare four-point play and Pao Pao Lim was throwing his weight in the shaded lane with 11 points to take the lead at the break 42-38.
Luigi Coo sunk 3 treys and Montinola had 7 points to keep the lead for LA Gasoline going to the 4th quarter.
Lim paced Centrum with 20 points, backstopped by Pandoro's 19 points, Luigi Coo 17 points, Montinola 13 points, RJ Iligan 7 points and Ortaliz 6 points.
JKT was led by Co with 18 points, Uy added 17 points, Dy had 16 points, RB Chua made 15 points and Ryan Alegario had 10 points.
In the nightcap, ESJ's offense came alive in the overtime period spearheaded by Brian Coo and Vincent Javelosa with 6 points apiece as they outscored Mang Inasal 15-6 to tie their victims at 2-1.
In a low scoring 4th quarter, Badong Eufre carried the brunt of the ESJ offense as he delivered 11 of the 13 ESJ quarter points before Inasal's Mark Binguan's triple with 10 seconds left in regulation forced the extension.
Eufre had a game-high 28 points with 11 points delivered in the 2nd quarter to lead the rally from a 10-point 1st quarter deficit to come within striking distance at halftime 40-37.
Brian Coo had 18 points and Javelosa made 15 points, Keith Banzon scored 5 points and Bryan Victor Javelosa picked up 4 points.
Binguan delivered 14 points, Jolly Castillo scored 10 points, Clarence Quingco made 9 points, while Daniel Ong and Biboy Yap had 8 points apiece.
Last Friday, Dynamic Metals squeaked past Fox Shox 89-88, as Johnnyson Yu exploded for 36 points and Jeremy Coo made 21 points while Shox was led by John Paul Tan with 33 points while Ryan Tumbagahan and Ardian Ong contributed 16 points each.
Foodman remain the only undefeated team, holding off La Filipina Trading 84-81.
Dr. Emil Guanzon paced Foodman with 27 points, Poy Chua and Richard Tan delivered 14 points each and Chris Javelosa had 13 points.
La Filipina was spearheaded by Kenderson Hao who scored 25 points, Edward Uy 22 points and Carl Doblar 12 points.
Standings as of February 19, 2013:
Foodman 2-0 Mang Inasal 2-1, ESJ Centre 2-1, Dynamic Metals 1-1, La Filipina Trading 1-1 Appliance Centrum/LA Gasoline 1-2, JKT 1-2 and Foxshox 0-2. (Stephen Tan/Contributor)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 21, 2013.