Thursday, May 28, 2015

STI College Global City sweeps Group B.

Anthony Jansen Pangilinan was a beast in the paint

STI College Global City used its game against STI College Ortigas-Cainta as a means to sharpen their teeth and prepare for a bigger battle but nonetheless beat the Rizal based cagers 104 – 83 to take the top spot in Group B with a 3 – 0 slate and arrange a showdown with their tormentors last year.  STI College Global City lost to STI College Santa Rosa in last year’s final of the STI Basketball showdown.

Elmer Labis drives to the middle

Seven of the eight global city players that suited up scored in double digits with only Jim Lontoc not scoring in twin digits since he played for only 13 minutes and let his other teammates score.  On the other side, the usual players carrying STI College Ortigas-Cainta showed up to play with Bandam Locsin scoring 18 points and a returning Jeff Estabillo adding 17 markers while Hervin Deniega chipped in 10 points.

Lorrence Cudal drives to the basket

Anthony Jansen Pangilinan once again lorded over the paint as he was the unstoppable force that the Global City squad had. Pangilinan ended up having a double-double by scoring 21 points and hauling down 13 rebounds. Seldom used reserves Lorrence Cudal, Kley Lumelay and Jejomar Baldoza got ample playing time and all three scored in double figures with Cudal scoring 12 points while Lumelay and Baldoza both had 10 apiece.

Jeff Estabillo drives to the hoop

STI College Global City stuck to their strength with 58 points in the paint, 25 second chance points and 21 fastbreak points. Global City also outrebounded their hapless opponents 58 – 27 to runaway with the game. They will now face the top team in Group A, STI College Santa Rosa for the right to become the first champion of the STI National Basketball Tournament.

Jejomar Baldoza hangs in the air

Box Scores:

Pangilinan 21, Labis 17, Sampurna 14, Veluz 12, Cudal 12, Baldoza 10, Lumelay 10, Lontoc 8,

Locsin 18, Estabillo 17, Deniega 10, Palanca 9, Alcantara 8, Afuang 6, Francisco 4, Pilapil 4, Abes 4, Alvarado 3, Pedida 0

Quarter scores:
28 – 13, 50  - 34, 77 – 65, 104 - 83

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