ACTION finally resumes today in the Cordillera Higher Education Athletic Association men’s basketball after a week’s hiatus for the rubber match between Cordillera Career Development College and Data Center College Baguio.

Both teams are eyeing a possible place in the finals even as Baguio College of Technology has already earned the first ticket via a victory against Easter College the last time out.

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With game time set at 5:30 p.m. at the Easter College Gym, Data Center will try to inch its way to the finals where they also fell short of doing so in last year’s tournament.

Data Center will rely on the leadership of Eric Dulay, including Mark Murao. They will also get ample support from spitfires Kerubin Gonzaga, Aaron Perpuse, Bryan Calderon, and Angelo Mendoza.

CCDC on the other hand will seek the last finals berth of the men’s basketball competition with the momentum on their side following their 100–95 victory the last time out which forced the rubber match.

“Kailangan naming mag-adjust sa depensa at the same time we need to get more rebounds in order for us to control the tempo of the ball game,” said CCDC Admirals team B coach Delson Terceno in an interview.

Despite the taller order, CCDC was unable to control the boards in their last game against Data Center but was able to finish the ball game, thanks to outside snipping.

Stephen Agustin is expected to carry the scoring load for CCDC. He erupted with 38 points despite fouling out late in the fourth quarter, while Red Lubos will try to man the shaded lane.

Allen Tamanga and Jeffrey Narcilla will also provide some scoring might for the Admirals to ease the lane for the CCDC big men while Kim Bengeg will also provide the hustle and outside snipping for the La Trinidad based squad. (Roderick Osis)