Joshbianc sweeps eliminations-A A +A
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
JOSHBIANC Motors swept the elimination round with an emphatic victory over MRT Gentech 111-88 while Fyr Fyter Marketing improved its quarterfinal chances by defeating Johann Kendrick 100-90 at the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc 2nd Conference intercolor tournament at the TTHS Po Hang Gym.
Joshua Co sunk 7 treys in the payoff quarter and finished with 42 points to lead Joshbianc, as Daniel Lo added 18 points, Bobby Yap scored 17 points and Richard Co made 13 points.
Outscored in all quarters, MRT was led by Charlton Ong with 30 points and Luigi Coo with 14 points.
In the other game, Fyr Fyter’s opening quarter lead of 32-19 proved to be the cushion for its victory. Arvin Gustilo had 11 points in the 1st quarter and teammate Julius Teruel also had the same output in the 2nd quarter.
Johann Kendrick, led by Biboy Yap’s 17 points and Kevin Banzon’s 15 points, outscored Fyr Fyter in the next two quarters to cut the deficit to 76-70.
However, the rally of JK was cut short, as Teruel and Gustilo’s combined 15 points countered any JK uprising led by the 9 points of Peter Galon.
Teruel finished with 31 points, Gustilo picked up 17 points, Nico Lopingco shot 16 points, Mark Binguan made 15 points and Devin Villacruz had 13 points.
Banzon topscored for JK with 22 points, Biboy Yap and Arian Chua hit 19 points each and Galon delivered 15 points.
Meanwhile, Atlantic Auto Supply assured themselves of the 2nd spot after Andre Tan shot a sizzling 69 points anchored on 19 treys, as they routed the already out of contention Campuestohan Highland Resort 114-87.
Tan scored all of Atlantic points in the 4th quarter, as he buried 12 treys enroute to scoring 42 points in the pay-off canto.
In the other game, Orix Metro improved their quarterfinal chances by holding off an undermanned Guanzon Dental Clinic 87-82.
Robbie Jalando-on paced Orix Metro with 20 points, Kenderson Hao contributed 18 points, Pao Pao Lim scored 17 points and Jan Jan Guevarra made 14 points.
Mark Velez spearheaded Guanzon in a losing effort with 21 points, Chibon Uy had 20 points, Yap and Guanzon delivered 14 points each and Cesar Noble had 13 points.
Johann Kendrick and MRT Gentech are playing as of press time to determine the 3rd seed while Orix Metro need a victory over Atlantic Auto Parts to have a chance for a triple tie for the last spot. (Stephen Tan)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 14, 2012.