VISITING Green CdeO Eagles and Gingoog City Eagles win big in the recent Northern Mindanao Region (NMR-1) Fiesta Invitational Inter-Eagles basketball in Medina, Misamis Oriental.
The Green CdeO Eagles of NMR-1 Governor Anjun “Con-Air” Gomez crushed Medina’s Mc Nec Elite, 112-78. While the Eagles Chapter of Gingoog City outlasted Metro Gingoog Eagles in the opener, 57-50.
Doc Wellbourne Neri was a perfect 6 of 6 from the 3-point arc as Gomez erupted for 22 points from the field to lead the Green CdeO Eagles’ lopsided finish.
Councilor “Pretty Boy” Mercado, meanwhile, guided Gingoog City’s backcourt play like a seasoned pilot to keep at bay their rival neighbor Metro Gingoog in the 40-above basketball showdown on drizzly Saturday afternoon.
“Kuyaw ang pointguard sa Gingoog City (Mercado) kay sa 3-point shootout lang daan, gilupig man atong celebrity (Waway ‘Vin Diesel’ Arocha). Mas exciting unta kon sila atong nadula kay naa pud silay higante (Pontillas),” NMR-1 Governor Gomez said after the double-header matches.
Also fortifying the Green Eagles’ convincing conquest are Kuya Castillo, “Bato” Mercado, Taban, Eduave, Monterona, “Yogi” Hembrador, Remoto, Butron, Salgados and Casiño. (LLS)
Published in the SunStar Cagayan de Oro newspaper on May 17, 2017.