THE Talisay City Aquastars made short work of Minglanilla, eliminating the Archangels in emphatic fashion, 86-68, to advance to the finals of the Gullas Cup 2020 at the Minglanilla Sports Complex on Friday night, February 28, 2020.
Forced to a do-or-die game by the resilient Archangels, the Aquastars did not waste time in asserting their might and erected a 27-10 lead after just 10 minutes of action. And although Minglanilla was able to battle back to within two, 42-44, at halftime, Talisay City once again surged in front, 67-53, thanks to a huge 23-11 run in the third canto.
The Aquastars then finished off the Archangels in the fourth canto to move on to the best-of-three finals against the very same team that they defeated for the title last year, the Carcar Lechoneros.
Game 1 of the finals is on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the Carcar Sports Complex.
Jhaylord Castro led Talisay City with 21 points and 12 rebounds while Keaton Taburnal added 19 points and nine boards. Clark Ruedas also did a lot of damage to Minglanilla’s defense as he tallied 16 points, four rebounds and seven assists.