Jr. Capitals, Green Berets in big wins

November 07, 2018

QUEZON City completed a dramatic comeback from  a 20-point deficit to beat Taguig, 76-74, and improve  to 6-2 win-loss record in Metro League Basketball Championship at the Hagonoy gym in Taguig.

Jefferson Comia fired 22 points on a 8-of-14 shooting, Cyrus Tabi added 12 points and John Mahari contributed nine points, seven  rebounds and  three assists for the  Junior Capitals, who outscored the  Generals, 35-14, in the fourth and  payoff period to ecape with the  win in the tournament organized by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and supported by the Philippine  Basketball Association (PBA).

Ex-PBA star John Ferriols  led   the  Generals with 12 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Dave Dela Virgen had 11 markers, six rebounds and two assists in the defeat.

Overshadowed by Quezon City’s win  was  Parañaque, which  toppled Manila, 80-62, to finish with a 3-6 win-loss record in this event which  has “mobile app ng bayan” Barangay 143 as  presentor, Spalding  as  the official ball and Team  Rebel  Sports as official outfitter.

Raffy Gusi led the Green Berets with 24 points and five rebounds, followed by Erwin Encela with a double-double performance  of 17 markers and 11 boards and Oliver Villareal with 12 nd 10.

Kenneth Acibar finished with 19 points, six rebounds and four assists while Mark Christian Yu had 11 points and four rebounds  for Manila, which dropped to 7-2 which also has Synergy 88, San Miguel Corp., World  Balance, Frabelle Foods,  Summit   Mineral Water, Alco Plus, Gerry’s  Grill, Excellent Noodles, glitter.ph,  SM Supermalls and Nature’s Spring  as  major  sponsors.

The scores:

First game

Parañaque (80) - Gusi 24, Encela 17, Villareal 12, Custodio 10, Rodriguez 4, Flores 4, Danac 3, Elorde 2, Baguio 2, Labog 2, Partosa 0

Manila (62) - Acibar 19, Yu 11, Matignas 10, Orquina 7, Martinez 6, Luke 4, Tubera 4, Tan 1 Quarterscores: 19-16, 32-31, 53-42, 80-62

Second game

Quezon City (76) - Comia 22, Tabi 12, Mahari 9, Asuncion 8, Salazar 7, Senal 4, Saquillo 4, Estoce Jr. 3, Macaballug 3, Udjan 2, Riva 2, Melegrito 0, Abarcar 0, Gomez De Liano 0

Taguig (74) - Ferriols 12, Dela Virgen 11, Gilbero 9, Monte 8, Lontoc 7, Oliveria 7, Alcantara 6, Almerol 6, Albo 5, Cambaya 3, Ajero 0

Quarterscores: 20-26, 29-45, 41-61, 76-74