THE reigning champions AEG Building Prints will take on Boysen Paint in the finals of the Cebu Architects Basketball Club 5th Corporate Cup after the two squads overcame their opponents in the semifinals on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, at the Benedicto College gym in Cebu City.
AEG kept its unbeaten run going in the competition as they defeated Diamond Built, 70-65. AEG had to dig down deep to advance to the finals as they trailed by six, 53-47, heading to the fourth period. They then uncorked a massive 23-12 run down the stretch to capture the win and send Diamond Built packing.
Bong Gabison led the way with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Dexsel Caadan had 10 points and four boards.
In the other semis pairing, Boysen overwhelmed Modern Windows, 77-64. Boysen was in full control of the match from the get-go, as they established a huge 46-28 lead at halftime and never looked back.
Chester Hinagdanan had 16 points and four rebounds to lead five players in double-figures for Boysen. Mike Judilla added 15 points and eight assists, even as Chad Go registered 13 points and five rebounds. Abet Ceniza and Miggy Aparri chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively. / JNP