City Hall Execs beat ABC, 77-71-A A +A
Friday, June 6, 2014
CHRISTOPHER “Bong” Go sparked a third quarter rally to propel City Hall Executives past Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) Davao City, 77-71, in a basketball exhibition game at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center Thursday night.
Go, who finished the game with 34 points in limited minutes of action, scored 10 of the Executives twenty (20) third period points to give his team a double digit lead going to the final canto en route to victory.
It was a tight contest in the first two period as the village chiefs managed to keep pace with the Executives who played throughout the opening period without Go.
But the complexion of the match changed in the pivotal third frame as the sweet-shooting Go found his rhythm and the Executives got their acts together in the defensive end, limiting the ABC to only 10 points in the period.
Lawyer Gil Norman Ciudadano and Police Chief Inspector Rhodelio Poliquit added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Executives who entered the pay off period with a 54-40 advantage.
The village chiefs battled hard in the final canto behind the efforts of Arnulfo Apostol and Jun Labro but just couldn’t turn the table around. Apostol made 16 as Labro had 14 for the ABC.
Behind Poliquit and Ciudadano, the Executives took a 23-14 lead at the end of the opening period.
The village chiefs clawed back in the second frame, outscoring the Executives, 16-11, to cut the deficit to 4, 30-34, at the break. (Rico Biliran)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 07, 2014.