Top Seed Organic Solutions and No. 3 Jast Enterprises set up a winner-take-all clash tomorrow in Class B of the 2012 Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade 1st Conference Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym.
The two teams arranged a titular showdown after posting contrasting victories in the semifinals against separate rivals.
In the semis, Organic Solutions routed JSY Transport, 69-40, for a convincing win, while Jast Enterprises came from behind to slip past No. 2 Basecom, 77-73.
JSY Transport kept pace with Organic in the first quarter but misfied misfired from all angles in the second canto as they missed all their field goal attempts and scored a measly three points, all from the free throw area .
Organic took the half at 33-17 with Brian Ong and Simon Tan delivering 9 and 6 points, respectively.
Transport’s offense continued to sputter in the second half as they only managed to score 23 points against 36 from Organic.
Brian Ong finished with 16 points, Jerky Ong and Tan had 10 points each, Ardian Ong and Bingbong Villanueva tallied 7 points apiece.
Tubby Villanueva led JSY with 9 points, Siopao Dichavez and Garret Tabanao added 8 points each.
In the other game, Dr. Chico Coruña scored 13 points in the first quarter and Luigi Coo added 8 points to give Basecom a 26-19 opening quarter lead.
Edward Uy scored 11 points in the second quarter for Basecom as the lead remained with Basecom at the break, 47-40, even as Kevin Banzon, Brian Javelosa and Papang Oxinio scored 4 points apiece for Jast.
Jan Jan Young tallied 7 points as he led a balanced Jast offensive to draw closer at 63-60 at the end of the third quarter.
In the closing minutes, poor free throw shooting doomed Basecom as the squad can only muster 10 points in the quarter with Coo delivering 7 points.
Jast’s frontcourt of Ralph Ong, Brian Javelosa and Kieron Tan were dominating the rebounds at both ends of the court giving more chances for their shooters to deliver with Kevin Banzon hitting 7 points and Young with 4 points.
Banzon paced Jast with 15 points backstopped by Ong with 14, Young 13, Christopher Mahinay 7, and Javelosa, 6 points.
Coo delivered 18 points in a losing effort while Coruña and Uy finished with 14 points each.*with a report from Stephen Tan
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