JSY Countertrade nipped Huminova Tigers, 90-89, while JSY Transport routed AACI Transport, 93-69, to post contrasting victories in Monday's tussle in Class A of the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade 2nd Conference Inter-Company Basketball Tournament at Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym in Bacolod City.
Mark Binguan played hero for JSY Countertrade as he nailed a triple with less than a minute left to cut Huminova lead to 89-88 and put the pressure on the Tigers.
But the winning play belonged to Ritchie Militante who nailed two free throws with 13 seconds left for the marginal basket. Militante, earlier missed two free shots but redeemed himself when he got the offensive rebound for the winning play.
Both Teams kept it close from start to finish with Countertrade taking the half, 48-47, behind the combined efforts from Kenderson Hao, Binguan and Militante.
The Tigers’ trio of RB Chua, Brian Coo and Roger Montalbo combined for 27 points at the half.
Countertrade took a four-point lead going to the fourth quarter, but surrendered a six-point advantage late in the payoff quarter as Tigers RB Chua scored 13 points. A strong finish by Countertrade completed the come-from-behind win.
Militante paced Countertrade with 21 points while Binguan tallied 16, Hao added 13, Johann Villanueva chipped in 10, Clarence Quingco contributed 8, and Vincent Tan finished with 7 points.
Chua led the Tigers with 25 points, Carlo Chu had 13, Brian Coo hit 12, Charlton Ong made 8 points, Joel Masadya and Buddy Eufre fired 7 points apiece.
In the second game, Yan Yan Dy scored 16 points in the second quarter to spearhead JSY Transport with 27 points against AACI Transport 12 points to move ahead by halftime, 51-36.
Even as AACI Transport cut the deficit to 62-54 at the end of the third quarter, JSY Transport produced another stellar quarter anchored on five triples between Julius Teruel and Ralph Richard Tan. Dy added eight points to seal the victory.
DY produced a game-high 24 points Tan sunk five triples for 15 points, Rey Pandoro contributed 14, Teruel delivered 13, and Arnol Laureño picked up 12 points.
AACI Transport was led by Derek SiIbug 14 pts., Bren Tajonera churned in 11 points, Joseph Tiu shot 8 points, Brian Tan and Franklin Madrid added 7 points each, Aaron Arroyo and Dicky Equipaje made 6 points apiece.*NAB
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