Batch '96 seals playoff chance after routing '95 in SHAABAA

Players from Batches 1996 and 1995 go for the rebound in their SHAABAA game last Sunday.(Contributed foto)

THE 1996-FWD Insurance are headed to the playoffs with momentum on their side after they took down the 1995-Belaz/Air Spencer, 70-39, in Division A action of the 2019 Sacred Heart Ateneo Alumni Basketball Athletic Association (SHAABAA) Cebu Landmasters Cup at the Magis Eagles Arena on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

Prolific wingman Junie Alejandro had 23 points, three boards and three assists to help lead batch 1996 to the victory and move on to the knockout quarterfinals where they will face the 1998-GEF Inc./FWD Insurance, which is coming off a 77-30 loss at the hands of 1999-AutoLAB.

Big man Robert Gilo dominated that match as he tallied 25 points, 13 rebounds and six steals.

Batch 1999 and the 1990-Bayfront are already waiting in the semifinal round by virtue of their top two finish in the elims.

Also coming away with a win was the 1994-Vivant Corenergy which beat the 1989-ChickPhil, 67-61, thanks to Jason Siy who had 18 points, 10 rebounds and six steals. Batch 1994 is set to face off against batch 1995 in a winner-take-all quarterfinal affair.

Over in Division B, 2000-Core Pacific got a massive effort from guard Serg Go Bui who had 36 points, 16 rebounds and four assists to lead them past the 2008-Sunpride Foods Inc.

Elddie Cabahug shone as he produced 36 points, six boards and six assists to help the 2005-Bizol get past Batch 2004, 78-73. Brennon Gothong also had quite the ballgame as his 25 points, nine rebounds and four assists led the 2007-Topline Ferries past the 2002-KJO Prints.

In Division C, Aaron Sing had 13 points and seven assists in 2012-Pioneer Auto Supply’s 119-77 pummeling of Batch 2018. Kiefer Lim meanwhile, had 21 points and four dimes to lead the 2011- Chioson Development Corp. past the 2015- StorageTown. Jaffeth Quinanola on the other hand, scored 14 points in 2009-CrossFit Subtero’s 83-58 rout of the 2010-Casino Ethyl Alcohol. (SunStar Cebu)


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