USLS-A SBP/Passerelle vs SJI-A, BTTHS in Milo finals-A A +A
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
UNIVERSITY of St. La Salle (USLS)-A SBP and Passerelle teams are planning to be double champions in the Milo BEST provincial eliminations.
Nothing wrong with dreaming the impossible -- if St. John's Institute (SJI)-A and Bacolod Tay Tung High School, not move an inch in the finals.
It will be all or nothing for the La Sallians whose SBP squad shot down SJI-B, 76-44 in the semifinal on Sunday at Po Hang gym. In retaliation, SJI-A burned BTTHS, 74-27 to arrange a winner-take all against the youngest Stingers on Saturday, September 21.
The Junior Stingers A team meanwhile crushed the SJI Falcons, 78-66 in the Passerelle semis relegating Coach Ritchie Militante's squad for third place against USLS-B.
The Thunderbolts zapped the "B" Junior Stingers, 98-51 as Sam Josef Belangel topscored with 20 points, aided by John Vergara with 16, Christian Marie adding 13 and Ralph Dipol 11 for BTTHS.
Jason Biaco was La Salle's only double digit scorer with 11 markers as USLS was limited to 15 in the first quarter while the Thunderbolts hit 23 as Vergara shone brightest with 14 points.
A 35-5 rout in the second quarter shoved BTTHS ahead and unreachable with Belangel hitting 18 points. As the game gets tough, play was stopped with 4.35 left as Belangel was punched while driving to the hoop, Tay Tung leading 41-18. Dipol and Stinger Ramos, allegedly the culprit, were meted with technical fouls in the ensuing play.
La Salle tried to catch up in the third but BTTHS still finished 20-17 making the final quarter a formality with a 20-14 windup.
BTTHS 98 -- Belangel 20, Vergara 16, Palacios 13, Dipol 11, Tagamolila 8, Sa-onoy, 7, Nuarbe 7, Sangco 7, Tan 4, Ma 4.
USLS-B 51 - Biaco 11, Lopingco 8, Cabalfin 7, Tecson 4, Zuloaga 3, Arceo 3, Ramos 3, Gatuslao 2, Dela Cruz 2, Salapang 2, Tongson 2, Lauron 2, Tolosa 2.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 18, 2013.