City Hall Executives notch first win, trounce IBP DavOr-A A +A
Sunday, July 13, 2014
CITY HALL Executives leaned on the big third period run spearheaded by its go-to-guy Christopher "Bong" Go to trounce IBP Davao Oriental, 96 - 87, and clinch their first win in the 2014 Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Basketball Tournament on Saturday at the Hall of Justice Covered Court in Ecoland.
Go racked up 15 of his 49 points in the third stanza, including a pivotal corner trey to open the period that ignited the game changing rally.
The Executives gained momentum from the three pointer of Go that got its offensive and defensive game going and went on to force turnovers that led to points.
The City Hall-based dribblers broke loose, piling up a 74 - 63 lead entering the pay off period, after a tight first half contest that came to a close with the IBP DavOr leading by 1, 48 - 47.
Michael Peloton and Eugene Labor chipped in 10 baskets apiece for the Executives who joined IBP Davao and Team Judiciary on the winning board on Saturday.
IBP DavOr showed more energy and superb firepower in the first half behind Armand Dioso who laudably made his first seven shots all the way to a 23 first two period points.
But their offense suddenly stagnated in the second half as the Executives stepped up their defense, limiting Dioso to just six baskets.
Dioso totaled for 29 points while Santiago had 18 for the IBP DavOr which was also caught flat-footed on the defense side in the final half.
Timely shots of Peloton and a three pointer of businessman-sportsman Glen Escandor, a consultant to the City Mayor's Office, in the final frame helped deliver the final blow for the Executives.
IBP DavOr held an eight-point lead midway of the second period before the Executives behind Go mounted a huge fightback to cut the deficit to one at the break.
IBP Davao turned back IBP Davao del Norte while Team Judiciary defeated BJMP, 105 - 99. (Rico Biliran)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 14, 2014.