JAST Enterprises remains undefeated in four games prevailing over JSY Countertrade, 82-73 while Basecom survived Royal Star Trading 85-79 in the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. Inter-Color tournament played last Tuesday at Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym.
Edward Uy and Yan Yan Dy had 12 half points each to give Jast Enterprises a first half cushion of 44-30 at the break.
Countertrade outscored Jast in the third canto but Jast kept a double digit lead at 61-50.
JSY rallied to cut the lead to four points on a Jappy Cuaycong three-point play, 71-67. Cuaycong scored 11 points in the quarter but JSY could not contain a balanced Jast offensive capped by the last four free throws by Yan yan Dy to remain as the only undefeated team in the tourney.
Dy paced Jast with 21 points, Uy added 18 points, Joel Masadia scored 12 points, Jolly Castillo made ten points and Beejay Paredes had eight points.
Countertrade was led by Cuaycong with 21 points while Bermudez hit 11 points, Daniel Ong delivered ten points, and Kieron Tan and Mark Velez picked up seven points apiece.
In the second game, Basecom overcame the height and heft advantage of Royal Star Trading to improve to 3-2 while dropping its victim at 1-3.
Ren Ren Lacson’s 15 opening quarter points was instrumental for a Royal Star, 25-21 advantage even as RJ Iligan fired three treys and Popoy Chua scored six points for Basecom.
Basecom sneaked past Royal Star by halftime 42-41 led by the scrappy plays of Ervin Tan, Kerwin Guillon and Biboy Uysang.
Both teams were shooting well from the outside as Basecom remained on top, 60-58 going to the fourth quarter.
Lacson strung up seven straight points to give Royal a 71-66 advantage midway in the payoff quarter, but Basecom responded with a stirring 9-0 run punctuated by Chief Supt. Adonis Rosales’ shot clock beater corner trey.
Royal went down to its third defeat as it could not break the two-point deficit barrier as their outside shots and offensive follow-ups missed its mark.
Rosales fired 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter; Rj Iligan added 19 points; Guillon, 12 points; Dr. Emil Guanzon and Uy Sang, 10 points; and Tan, eight points.
Lacson had 27 points in a losing effort, Berto Uy and Eugene Tsai made 10 points each. Johann Villanueva shot nine points; Micmic Germudo eight points; and Timothy Chua, six points. (With reports from Stephen Tan)