Zoelo Extreme, Accelerate Vega win-A A +A
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
THE Zoelo Extreme (ZE) and Accelerate Vega (AV) posted similar debut wins at the start of the 4th Trip Ko Phoenix Fuels U16 Basketball Cup at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center over the weekend.
ZE escaped with a 75-74 win over Cycle Fork Oil (CFO) while AV survived a 63-61 victory past Cyclomax 4T Force (CF).
ZE rallied past CFO, 55-47, outscoring the latter, 21-7 in the third period to erase an eight-point deficit in the first canto.
CFO, however, managed to cut ZE's lead by just two points in the dying minutes. But ZE's Vince Luna made one out of two on the free throw line to stretch his team's advantage, 75-72.
A desperate Allan Marollano of CFO tried to send the game to overtime by firing a triple that missed. He recovered with an offensive rebound though and sank a two-pointer instead.
Glenn Sulit sparked ZE with 12 points as Luna added 10 while Barrera poured in 21 and Marollano chipped in 14 for CFO.
In the other game, Jan Rex Tahanlangit of AV topscored with 19 while Harry Dumagan made 21 for CF.
The single round-robin format cagefest will resume Sunday.
It is sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) under Mindanao Region B director Regino "Boy" Cua.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 04, 2012.