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Heineken, Shakey’s in FS Asia Brewery Cup finals

FYR Fyter Heineken and Shakey’s Cobra Smart Plus dominated separate opponents to set up a finals encounter in Class A of the Fil-Sino Asia Brewery Cup at BTTHS Po Hang Gym.

Fyr Fyter, undefeated in the tournament, will be armed with a twice-to-beat advantage against Shakey’s in the March 26 finals.

Shakey’s routed 4JS-Asahi Beer, 113-86, while Fyr Fyter blazed J Squared-Colt 45, 115-89.

A commanding 34-9 advantage behind Harvey Eslawa and NonoyLigna in the first quarter set the tone for Shakey’s, which further extended the lead at the break, 62-31. Eslawa and Alejandro Arandes were hot even if Warren Alintano, Jaca and Tizon delivered for 4JS.

Shakey’s never relaxed as Jason Fausto took control for a 90-54 advantage going to the last quarter even as Rolly Jaca shot 8.

Eslawa led Shakey’s with 25, Arandes and Marfel Gaitan added 15 apiece, Fausto shot 14, JM Espartero scored 11, and Cedrick Debide, Nonoy Ligna and Caloy Robillo delivered 8 each.

Jaca paced 4JS with 24; Tizon, 13; Alintano, 11; Jay R Baranco, 9; RJ Enaya, 8, and Richard Caberte, 6.

Fyr Fyter and J Squared put up a tournament record of 32 points each in the opening quarter as JhanNermal and Coleen Testa carried Fy rFyter while J Squared countered behind Joemarie Bayhon and Winnie Alvarez.

Fyr Fyter shifted to another level in the next three quarters as it took a 56-46 lead at the break as Nermal, Testa and Luigi De La Paz upped the stake, 81-67 in the third canto even as Abaring countered for J Squared.

In the payoff quarter, Tommy Andren knocked down three triples to complete the dominant victory even as Bayhon and Peewee Demonteverde never backed down.

Fyr Fyter was spearheaded by Nermal with 29; backstopped by Testa with 26; Mark Anthony De La Cruz scored 16;Andren, 15; Randy Colonia, 12, and De La Paz, 11.

Bayhon led J Squared with 22; Demonteverde, 19; Abaring, 13; Alvarez, 11; Jerald Abrot, 9, and Small Jacinto, 6.


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