Basecom upset top seed Jast Enterprises, 97-93, while JSY Transport slipped past AACI Trading, 61-57, in the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade 3rd Conference Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym.
Robbie Jalando-on sizzled with 34 points to lead Basecom to its second straight win after opening the tournament with three straight losses.
Basecom was on top at the break, 56-54, as Jalando-on dropped 22 points in the second quarter with support from teammate Clarence Quingco and Rey Pandoro, who hit eight points each.
Jast source of offense were from Dr. Chico Coruña, sinking six triples for 20 points and Ritchie Militante with 11 points.
Jast grabbed the lead in the third quarter, 77-76, spearheaded by Brian Coo and Dr. Emil Guanzon even as Pao Pao Lim held the fort for Basecom with eight points.
In the finals seconds, Jalando-on made nine points and Arvin Gustilo scored six points each with 4-out-of4 from the 15 feet line to complete the upset victory.
Backstopping Jalando-on were Pandoro, Lim and Gustilo with 13 points each.
Coruña finished with 23 points for Jast, Militante added 18 points, Guanzon and Coo contributed 10 points apiece and Richard Co shot 8 points.
In Class B action, JSY Transport avenged their first round loss against AACI Trading.
JSY took the first quarter, 15-9, but yielded the lead at halftime, 31-28.
AACI Trading’s offense sputtered in the third canto as they can only make six points allowing JSY to move in front, 39-37, going to the fourth quarter.
Edward Uy plucked 10 points and Cezar Noble scored 8 points for Trading, but JSY Alberto Dichavez was unstoppable in the post where he made eight points as he led a balanced offensive to eke out a close victory.
Dichavez delivered 12 points and Monroe Chua had 10 points to pace JSY, Tubby Villanueva picked up 8 points, RJ Uy and Berto Uy contriburted 7 points each.
Uy and Noble shared topscoring honors with 14 points each, Rj Iligan scored 13 points, and Lamela hit 9 points.
Games are played on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with the eight participating teams divided into two groups, with the top two teams in each bracket enjoying a twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals.
Winless teams will be automatically eliminated in the from semifinals.*with a report from Stephen Tan
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