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Gentech, AX lead SJI cagefest

Gentech/Sun Cellular Class 93-95 needed an extra time and Andy Angudong’s consistent performance to get a way with an 88-86 victory over Terra Dolce Class 1990-92 in the SJI Alumni Basketball Friendship Cup at the Msgr. John B. Liu Activities Center.

Nitro 2003-06 also barged into the win column via a 67-66 squeaker against Orix 2001-02, while AX Currency Exchange 2006-08 kept  Eleven Degrees 1996-98 winless with a 102-80 victory.

AX and Gentech remained undefeated in four games as Terra Dolce  dropped to 2-2  and Nitro is at 1-2.

It was Angudong for Gentech and Peewee Demonteverde for Terra Dolce scoring all the points for their respective team with nine points each until Oliver Lo’s put back with 1.5 second in overtime that decided the outcome of a closely contested encounter.

Gentech had a dream start as they posted a 36-17 first quarter lead as Michael Ang sank five triples for 15 points, Julius Teruel added 11 points and Vincent Javelosa shot 7 points, while Demonteverde scored all the points for Terra Dolce in the quarter.

Terra Dolce slowly crept back in the next two quarters to tie the count at 61-all at the end of the third canto as Richard Co and Demonteverde contributed 10 points each and Bol Manaloto shot 8 points even as Angudong scored 12 points for Sun.

It was a nip and tuck battle in the payoff quarter with Sun Julius Teruel’s 15-feet jumper with 11 seconds forcing the extension at 77-all.

Angudong had another stellar game leading Gentech with 30 points, Ang finished with 19 points, Teruel plucked 13 points and Vincent Javelosa with eight points.

Demonteverde finished with a tournament-high 41 points, Richard Co added 16 points and Manaloto contributed 8 points.

In an equally exciting game from start to finish, Nitro Kenneth Sia scored on an uncontested bankshot with seven seconds left to eke out the one-point victory over Orix.

Sia who scored all his five points in the payoff quarter received a pass from a driving Keith Banzon to notch its first win in the tournament.

Keith Banzon spearheaded Nitro offense with 15 pts, Dennis Taneo with 14 points, Marco Ongsingco had 12 points.

Jiles Barredo led Orix balanced offense with 10 points, Johan Villanueva scored  9, Ton ton Chua and Robert June Genovea  contributed  8 points each, Martin Ballesteros and Ralph Ong with  6 points apiece.

11 degrees tied AX in the first quarter at 19-all, but AX shifted its offense to a high gear in the next three quarters to outscore 11 degrees  in all quarters and score another double digit victory in the tournament.

Mark Coo led six players in double figures for AX with 21 points, Brian Coo shot 17, Charles Del Castillo delivered 16, Danty Ma and Alvin Dionela had 13 points each, and Raymund Lacson delivered 10 points.

Dino Tongco topscored with 28 points in a losing effort,  Tim Garrucho  picked up 14 points, Bitoy Yee shot 13, Siote Diente made 11 points and Roberto Uy had 10 points.*with a report from Stephen Tan

 

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