THE defending champions Eagles and the Wolves continued their fantastic starts as they picked up their second straight victories in the Elite Basketball Club Cebu City Season 16 at the Visayan Glass Gym in Guadalupe on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.
The Eagles pummeled the Rams, 76-60, while the Wolves ripped the Scorpions apart, 86-78.
The Eagles actually got off to a sluggish start and trailed 18-11 after the first canto. However, they quickly turned things around in the second where they outhustled the Rams, 19-4, to build a 30-22 halftime lead. They did not look back after that to improve their record to 2-0 (win-loss).
JL Manila soared high for the Eagles with 19 points, two rebounds, four assists and four steals while Jojo Arano had 15.
Oliver Sanoy led the Rams with 25 markers as they fell to 1-1.
Meanwhile, the Wolves dominated the second period with a 26-13 blast that paved the way for their dominant victory. Ian Cabanero and Dexter Cabasan had 18 points each for the Wolves, with the former adding nine rebounds and four assists. Paolo Georsua and Gil Tidoy had 17 and 10 markers, respectively.
Talisay City standouts Paul Torrecampo and Keaton Taburnal scored 23 and 22 points, respectively, for the Scorpions. (JNP)