THE City Mayor’s Office topped Bureau of Fire Protection, 95 – 86, to clinch the third place honor in the Davao Summer Sports for Peace Festival AFP-PNP Basketball Tournament last week at the Davao City Recreation Center Almendras Gym.
The Mayor’s men came out roaring in the third period, outscoring the Firemen 31-13, to break away for good.
Christopher “Bong” Go scattered 25 points, 15 in the pivotal third canto, for CMO which turned a 44-all deadlock at the break to a 75 – 57 lead entering the pay off period.
Ryan Lomotos contributed 16 baskets as Roy Bangkas and Ronel Bantilan added 14 and 11 respectively.
The Firemen managed to keep pace in the first two periods but were swiftly battered in the third frame as Mayor’s men struck with barrage of points from all angles.
Warlito Castillo made 18 points for the BFP who tried to come back in the final frame to no avail. Robert Namuag and John Manguhig had 11 apiece.
Both started slow with the score tied at 18 after the opening period. CMO lost to Police Regional Office while BFP bowed to Davao City Police Office in the semifinal round, setting up their battle for third.
PRO and DCPO are battling for the crown. (Rico Biliran)