Stream drowns Trojans, advances to E-League conference finals-A A +A
Sunday, October 6, 2013
DEFENDING champion Stream Ingenyouity made it the conference finals after booting out Calltek Trojans, 58-47, to sweep the best-of-three series in the North Conference semifinals of the 2013 CSCC E-League at the City Sports Club last Saturday.
Stream will have a one-game rest over the winner of the other semifinal round after top seed Aegis Vipers regained their footing for a 62-56 win over the Eperformax Reds to force a deciding Game 3.
Southern Conference top seed Accenture Sharks, on the other hand, moved a win away after beating Sykes Pioneers 72-50 in their semifinal series.
Trailing by three, 14-11 after the first quarter, Stream used a wicked 15-4 blast in the second period to take control of the game for good.
Although Roderick Mangubat was the lone Stream player to score in double-digits, their balanced scoring helped them pull through as they kept the defense of Calltek guessing on who to concentrate on.
Mangubat scored 13 points for Stream, while Christian Judilla scored 14 and Aerl Genebralso added 12 in Calltek’s final game of the season.
A 24-19 lead in the opening quarter was the buffer for Aegis when Eperformax outscored them, 10-7, in the second period.
With a 31-29 lead, Aegis found its shooting touch in the third to force a sudden death game against the title-hungry Reds.
Dean Escalon and Ryan Veloso scored 20 and 19 points, respectively, for Aegis, while Robert Gilo and Raymond Tan led Eperformax with 10 points each.
On the other hand, Accenture jumpstarted to a 25-11 lead in the first quarter and never looked back to move within a win for their first Conference Finals appearance.
Archie Batua had 20 points on top of 11 rebounds, two assists and four steals and Ryan Llanos and Ildefonso Bulangis Jr. added 17 and 10 points, respectively, for Accenture.
Frederick Montelibano was the lone Sykes player to score in double digits with 14 points.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 07, 2013.