Cobra posts first win vs Asahi-A A +A
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
COBRA Energy Drink notched its first win in Class B at the expense of Asahi Super Dry 75-72 in the Fil-Sino Asia Brewery Inc. Invitational Cup played last Friday at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym.
Julius Teruel converted three of four free throws to complete the come from behind win for Cobra.
Kieron Tan and Jan Jan Young scored 11 and eight points respectively propelling Asahi to a 36-26 lead at halftime against a poor Cobra offense who only managed 13 points per quarter.
After both teams almost fought to a standoff in the thirrd canto, Asahi continue to be in the driver’s seat with a 53-44 lead going to the fourth quarter.
In the payoff quarter, the Cobra shooters found its mark at the right time led by Julius Teruel 13 points, Chief Supt. Adonis Rosales eight points, Ralph Richard Tan and Michael Ang 5 five points apiece to catch up with Asahi and engage them in several lead exchanges.
Outstanding perimeter shooting by Cobra catapult it to a 72-67 lead with 54 sec. left , but Asahi cast doubts on Cobra’s first win as Aaron Arroyo maneuvered for a four points play and Kieron Tan knocked down a free throw to tie the game.
Asahi committed a mental lapse when they fouled Teruel just around the half court area. Teruel calmly sunk two free throws and another foul on Teruel after Asahi missed on a three point attempt iced the game for Cobra with a free throw.
Rosales playing in his first game paced Cobra with 20 point, Teruel added 18 points, Michael Ang scored 18 points, Ralph Richard Tan picked up 10 points, and Brian Ong with five points.
Kieron Tan who suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter but came back to finish the game topscored for Asahi with 19 points, Edward Uy shot 15 points, Jan Jan Young made 14 points, Noriel Bermudez had seven points, Arroyo and Timothy Uy with six points apiece.
In Class A action Synchrotek-Summit slowly built its lead in the first three quarters against Foxshox/Decada X Vitamilk 23-17. 45-31, 68-47 before pulling its punches in the fourth quarter for an 81-73 victory.
Kevin Lacson paced Summit with 14 points, backstopped Scott Salvacion 12 points, Jappy Cuaycong 11 points, Carlo Verzosa 10 points, Timothy Dumancas 10 points, CJ Ramos eighth points, and Gian Reyes six points.
Sammy Belangel finished with 20 points in a losing effort, Peter Paul Ortaliz and George Tupas churned in 12 points apiece and Mark Belangel shot eight points.
Last Wednesday, Absolute Distilled Water continue to stay at second place in Class B by routing Crossfit Creamy Yogurt 100-69 while Tanduay Ice suffered its second straight defeat at the hands of Beer na Beer, 92-69.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 25, 2014.