JOHANN Kendrick Tan booked its finals seat by routing Foodman 91-72 behind Kirrel Brahndon Montalbo 32 points, while My Spaghetti House had a victory over Terra Dolce/Tib's 85-74.
This is in the Class C of the ongoing 10th TKP Memorial Basketball Cup at the Po Hang gym, Bacolod Tay Tung High School.
JKT took a 44-31 lead at halftime as Montalbo scattered 15 points and John Montemayor had 9 points while Daniel Tan and Ton Ton Chua had 11 and 9 points, respectively.
Omar Galunan, Ryan Tumbagahan and Mik Mik Montemayor combined to cut JKT lead in the third quarter 64-56.
With Montalbo adding another 16 points in the fourth quarter and anchoring a 14-3 opening quarter run, JKT took a 78-59 lead with 5:25 left.
Backstopping Montalbo were Johan Montemayor with 20 points, Jordan Chua 12, Judge Paolo Ariola 8, while Daniel Tan paced Foodman with 17 points, Ton Ton Chua with 12, Galunan 10, and Tumbagahan with 8.
On the other hand, Joshua Co and Bol Manaloto nailed 24 and 22 points paced 2 other players in double figures, Ralph Richard Tan added 14 and Richard Co with 10 points, to post victory for Spaghetti over Terra Dolce.
Julius Teruel and Biboy Yap deliverd 15 points apiece for Terra Dolce while Roger Montalbo and Angel Rodriguez added 12 and 11 points respectively.
Games on Monday will be the championship matches between PD8888 HandyFix going up against Province of Negros Occidental on a do-or-die game, and JKT, armed with a twice to beat advantage, against Spaghetti House for the Class C crown. (JSG/With reports from Stephen Tan)