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Silay bags Albee Cup
40-Up basketball title

Maximizing their homecourt advantage, Silay beat Victorias, , prove to its billing as the team to beat Victorias, 91-75, in Saturday's Game 3 to capture the crown in 40-Up division of the 1st Tercer Distrito Cong. Albee Cup Basketball Tournament at Kansilayan Gym in Silay City .

Victorias take an early 23-14 lead in the first quarter as Albert Smalley scored 8 points. Silay, however, bounced back in the second quarter with Rex Bayer and Vonnie Villarias taking charge of the Silaynon's offense to cut the lead by one point, 41-40.

In the third quarter, former WNU Mustangs Edilberto Calvo gave Victorias a three-point lead as he converted two free throws then followed it up with another two points as Silay failed score in the ensuing play.

A three-point shot from Villarias with 7:45 left in the third quarter tied the game at 45-all but another triple of Eduardo “Gudoy' Cepriano and another twinner by Villarias, once again, allowed Silay to take the lead and close the quarter at 62-58.

Losing steam in the payoff quarter, Victorias failed to contain Silay's gunners as they continued to open fire with Villarias at the forefront and finishing the game with 21 points.

Bayer backed him up with 20 points, Hechanova delivered 18, Gacutan with 10, Gadeja 9, Romeo 7, Cepriano 5 and Gamboa with 4 points.*NAB


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