Condura stuns Panasonic for 2nd win-A A +A
Friday, October 4, 2013
SHOOTING guard Digol Benedicto hit 18 of his 26 points in the final quarter to lift Condura to a 95-76 upset of favored Panasonic on Wednesday in the Sharp Cup of Basketball Unified Sports Group at JGC gym at Goldenfields Commercial Complex.
Ariel Tornilla joined the scoring spree adding 18 points while Rex Bayer chipped in 14 as the rest of the Ref Makers focused in box outing and double-teaming Panasonic's Bandoy Aliermo, Allan Antones, Rey de Guzman, and Jovito Yasay every time the quartet touch the ball inside.
The ploy worked as Condura took the first two quarters, 18-15, 16-15. The Air Con Masters got back 19-7 as Biboy Java and Aliermo combined for 15 points and gave Panasonic a 49-41 lead at half.
Bayer, Tornilla and Benedicto ignited a 24-15 run in the third and finished off Panasonic which was limited to 12 points in the final canto and suffered its second straight defeat.
Aliermo scored 18 markers, Java 17, Ed Cruz has 10 while de Guzman and Felipe Tumamot combined for 14 in a losing effort.
Condura will test fellow undefeated and team to beat Sanyo on Monday with the Ref Makers hoping for another upset. The winner will sweep the first of two rounds elimination phase.
Winless Panasonic and Syntax break their losing streak on Wednesday.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 04, 2013.