The Bacolod Truckers and YBAC-B scored opening victories against separate opponents at the opening of the Your Basketball Inter-Color Basketball Tournament President's Cup at the West Negros University gym, a press release from YBAC said.
Gherson Sipe and Marlon Caballero scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, to lead the Truckers as they squeaked past YBAC White, 82-80.
Caballero anchored the Truckers offense for 24-18 lead in the first quarter while YBAC White bounced back in the second canto to outscore Truckers, 16-15. Truckers remained ahead, 41-34, at halftime.
In the third quarter, Koko Rodrigo and Siote Tan contributed eight points each and Jun Ballesteros added six points to give the Truckers some breathing room at 67-57 going into the payoff period.
Javelosa paced YBAC White with 13 points.
Meanwhile, Pete Apura fired a game-high 18 points to lead YBAC B past MKK, 96-80.
The score was tied at 20-all in the opening period until MMK edged YBAC-B, 26-25 in the second quarter for a one-point lead at halftime, 46-45.
YBAC B surged to 24-18 run in the third quarter and never looked back to seal the win.*
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