Jast Enterprises, JSY Transport post wins-A A +A
Friday, May 30, 2014
SWEET Crystal’s rally fell short as Jast Enterprises hold on to a 98-91 victory in the Fil-Sino All Asian Coutertrade Inc. first conference inter-company tournament played last Tuesday at Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym.
In the curtain raiser, JSY Transport played steadier in the payoff quarter to cruise past Huminova Tigers, 79-72.
Sweet Crystal started the game with a lot of promise as they established a double digit lead 31-17 propelled by Carl John Oquindo’s 12 points and Atty. Jubert Katalbas’ 10 points.
It was the turn of Jast Enterprises to show its might in the second quarter as Jolly Castillo’s and Beejay Paredes’ eight points apiece put Jast on top at the break 45-40.
Jast continued with its scoring splurge as Yan Yan Dy conspired with Edward Uy for 19 points as Jast threatened to pull away with a 79-58 advantage by the end of the third quarter.
Nico Lopingco made five treys for 17 quarter points and Oquindo picked up 10 points, but their effort fell short to catch up with Jast.
Dy finished with 22 points, Uy added 18 points, Paredes scored 14 points, Joel Masadia made 10 points, Dicky Equipaje and Castillo hit nine points each, and Derek Sibug contributed six points.
Lopingco knocked down eight treys to finish with 32 points in a losing effort, backstopped by Oquindo’s 28 points, Katalbas’ 16 points, Toffel Tan’s six points and Mark Yu’s five points.
RB Chua scored 11 points to push Huminova Tigers to a 17-14 opening quarter advantage even as Carlo Chu led JSY Transport with eight points.
The trio of Chibun Uy, Ryan Alegario and Arvin Chua combined for 22 points as the lead shifted to JSY Transport by halftime 40-34.
Atong Villanueva and RB Chua scored eight points each in the third quarter to grab the lead back to the Tigers 57-56.
Jsy Transport had more air left in their tank as they proved to be steadier in the clutch. They also capitalized on the free throw and point blank misses of the Tigers to slowly pull away and seal the victory as Ryan Alegario and Chu made eight and six points, respectively in the payoff quarter.
Alegario paced the victors with 21 points, Chu and Chibun Uy delivered 14 points each, Julius Teruel shot 10 points, Arvin Chua and Joseph Tiu hit eight points apiece.
RB Chua led the Tigers with 21 points, Villanueva added 12 points, Roger Montalbo picked up 11 points, Jan Jan Lopue hit seven points, and Rey Jara shot six points. (with reports from Stephen Tan)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 30, 2014.