Oduse dumps Titans, 74-70-A A +A
Sunday, July 29, 2012
THE Odusee Phils. saved the best as the Rooz played a steady game in the final period to beat Teleperformance Lions, 74-70, to take a slot to the playoffs in the elimination round of the Sun Cellular-CSCC E-League 2012 held at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym held last Saturday.
After a closely fought first half, the Rooz took a slim lead following a 24-17 blitz in the third quarter, for a 45-39 count at the end of the third period.
Teleperformance got a spark of life behind Marco Real, who helped the Lions overhaul a six-point deficit. However, Odusee leaned on Kenneth Abrantes and Michael Cadiz to prevent a collapse in the final goings.
Abrantes had 20 and Cadiz scored 18 to lift Odusee to sixth place in the Southern Conference, while Real scored a game-high 29 points as Teleperformance dropped to 3-5.
Meanwhile, multi-titled Convergys Wolves survived the fourth quarter rally of Eperformax Reds for a 63-59 win to improve to 8-1 in the hotly-contested North Conference.
It was a roller-coaster ride from the Wolves, who saw its seven-point lead in the opening quarter eaten up after Eperformax scored 20-14 in the second quarter. However, Convergys tightened its defense that resulted to a 19-9 blitz in the third.
Ellison Rivera scored 11 and Ibhar Je Del Mar added 10 for Convergys’ 8th win in nine games.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 30, 2012.