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Jaltas captures YBAC title

Jaltas Breeders/Consuelo Supermart stunned league leader Fiesta Gas/JK Marie with a 79-74 victory over the weekend to capture the Your Basketball Athletic Club President's Cup title at the West Negros University gym in Bacolod City .

Lito Diolaso sizzled with 20 points in the third quarter to help Jaltas get back on tract after trailing by 13 at the break, 23-36.

With a comfortable lead in the first two quarters, Fiesta Gas' offense sputtered in the third with a low shooting percentage as the momentum shifted on Jaltas/Consuelo's side in the final stretch.

With defense focused on Diolaso, who was held to only two points in the payoff periond, Ernie Castillo carried the load for Jaltas and connected with 10 points, while Edgard Galang added eight markers.

Fiesta tried but failed to push a final run as the team ended up with 16 points behind a combined efforts from Edmund Inventor, Rolly Buenaflor and Marlon Caballero.

Fiesta took an early 21-17 lead with Eric Abanilla and Caballero registering seven points each, while RJ Pendon and Jun Ballesteros combined for eight points.

Jaltas, was held to only six points in the second quarter with only Javelosa and Lito Ramos scoring, while Buenaflor and Inventor bankrolled Fiesta with six and five points, respectively.

Diolaso anchored Jaltas/Consuelo with 22 points, Castillo added 20 points, Javelosa finished with 11, Galang had 8, Aquino with 6, Carreon with 4, and Ramos and Chua had 2 points each.

Inventor paced Fiesta Gas/JK Marie with 12 points as Buenaflor and Caballero added 10 apiece, Pendon with 8 points, Abanilla had 7, Soquiño with 5; Apura and Ibe with 4 points each, while Cañete, Edwin Fregil, Ballesteros and Sam Cordova had 2 points apiece.*NAB


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