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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
THE Cebu Landmasters claimed their first-ever Sacred Heart-Ateneo Alumni Basketball Athletic Association title after scoring an upset over the multi-titled Goldberry Suites, 59-45, in the deciding Game 3 of the finals series last Sunday at the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu gym.
The Landmasters displayed teamwork and hard work that helped them win the title.
After an evenly-fought first quarter, Cebu Landmasters slowly took control of the game, using their wicked full court trapping defense to gain a 29-21 lead at the close of the first half.
The Landmasters continued its aggressive defensive alignment and Goldberry found themselves trailing 39-28 entering the final quarter.
Goldberry tried to mount a comeback in the fourth quarter and got to within a couple of points but Lery Chik suddenly exploded with six straight points to increase the lead before Gino Reyes sealed the win with a triple.
Franco Te topscored for the Cebu Landmasters with 12 points, Ervin Lopena had 11 and Chik and Raymund Mangubat contributed 10 points each. Jeremy Huang was the lone Goldberry player to score in double digits with a game-high 19 points.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 09, 2012.