Team a bags title after late rally

BEST OF THE BEST. Kyle Niño Ochavo (center) was named the MVP and also made the Mythical Five. (SUNSTAR FOTO / ARNI ACLAO)

TEAM A exploded in the fourth quarter to defeat Team B, 102-83, in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) high school All-Star Game at the Cebu Coliseum on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.

Team A turned the final quarter to a scoring party as it scored 35 points to buck a slow start in the first half.

Kylie Niño Ochavo of the University of Southern Philippines Foundation was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after leading Team A with his 18 points, 10 of which were scored in the final frame.

Ochavo converted three consecutive layups to put Team A ahead, 81-73, midway in the fourth quarter. Kevin Guibao scored from beyond the arc followed by Ochavo’s two-pointer and Team A totally broke away with a commanding 15-point edge with about four minutes to play.

Team B actually led Team A at halftime, 48-39, but Team A managed to trim down the deficit to a point, 68-67, at the end of the third quarter. Team A totally dominated the final quarter as it limited Team B to 15 points.

Joining Ochavo in the Mythical 5 were Imransev Nicolo Escobido of the Don Bosco Technical College, Kendrick Abarquez of University of San Jose Recoletos, Albert John Sacayan of University of the Visayas and Isaiah Blanco of the University of Cebu.

Guibao finished with 17 points for the winning team, LA Casinillo of the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu added 16 markers and Erick Isabelo canned in 11.

Abarquez paced Team B with a game-high 21 points, Jose Zaldy Dizon chipped in 17 and Dilcer Gaviola handed 10 markers. (RSC)


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