With Rolly Buenaflor and Mario Reyes anchoring their play, Champu Salon streaked past Crismar, 93-83, to capture the title in the Your Basketball Athletic Club (YBAC) 2nd Conference Presidential Inter-color Tournament 2012 at the West Negros University gym.
The Noel Marancil-managed Champu Salon took control of the game as early as the first quarter with a 28-16 lead behind Nelson Siaco’s eight points and a combined 14-point output from Reyes and Nonoy Tan.
Crismar fell behind even as only Eric Abanilla provided the spark for the team with eight points in the opening quarter.
In the second quarter, Champu extended the lead to 14 points as Buenaflor and Ritchie Yanson sizzled, while Randy Pudadera and Nonoy Pacheco added five points each. Richard Co and Rene Villacanas scored four points apiece to keep Crismar on the game as Champu took the halftime at 50-36.
Crismar, bankrolled by Danny Chua, managed to cut the lead at eight points in the third quarter, 66-58, as they outscored Champu, 22-16, with Gerson Sipe delivering eight points and Pete Apura adding five markers including a triple, but Buenaflor steer Champu out of trouble with eight points.
In the final period, Reyes and Tan combined for 12 points to anchor Champu’s final run at 27- 24.
Buenaflor topscored Champu with 22 points and Reyes finished with 21 while Sipe led Crismar with 16 points.*NAB
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