YBAC teams B, D eyeing solo lead in Azucena Cup

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

AFTER their opening day wins, the Team B of Arnel Lapore and Team D of Jun Ballesteros will square off today, August 9, at 5:30 p.m. with the winner grabbing solo leadership in the Your Basketball Athletic Club-Jake Azucena Cup at West Negros University gym.

Team A of Edwin Fregil and Team C of Bong Ibe are likewise looking for their first win at 6:30 p.m. to stay in contention at the early stage.

Lapore's B team survived Ibe's C squad, 85-81 behind RJ Pendon's 25 points and Pao-pao Lim's 16 points.


Team B took an early 24-18 advantage in the opening quarter and pushed further with a 26-13 run in the second for a 50-31 halftime lead.

Team C sizzled in the third with a 22-17 blast still trailed, 67-53 at the end of the third. It made a final surge but Team B coasted to victory.

Ballesteros' wards meanwhile escaped Fregil's shooters, 76-75, on Eugene Tsai's reverse layup with 1.1 ticks left in the game clock.

Marlon Caballero spearheaded Team D with 15 points as Vincent Javelosa added 12 points, Narciso Galang and Cerilo Soquina had 10 points apiece.

Peewee Demonteverde fired 21 points to lead Team A as Livingstone Ang added 10 points, Ernie Castillo, nine, and Badong Eufre, eight.

The YBAC tournament gives due recognition to Azucena's contribution to the club, being its long-time member. (HGD)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 09, 2014.


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