After a frustrating defeat at the hands of AACI Trading, Organic Solutions regained their form and beat Basecom, 69-63, Monday night in the 2 nd Conference Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym in Bacolod City.
In the other game, Sweet Crystals Sugar prevailed over JSY Countertrade, 78-72.
From a 36-32 halftime lead, Organic surged to a 60-42 advantage in the third quarter as the trio of Julius Teruel, Ronald Despi and Lito Dumdum combined for 18 points.
But Basecom refused to go down without a fight and limited Organic to a single digit output in the payoff quarter.
Robbie Jalando-on anchored Basecom's last ditch effort as he fired six points while Richard Co and Yan YanDy delivered four points each. Time, however, was not on their side as Organic Solutions held on for victory.
Teruel finished with 18 points, Dumdum added 15, Despi shot 13, Dante Ma and Ritchie Militante with 7 points apiece.
Dy drilled 22 points, Harry Siendo, Robbie Jalandoon and Richard Co fired 10 points each for Basecom.
Meanwhile, JSY Countertrade outplayed Sweet Crystals Sugar in the opening quarter, 23-14, as RinenMiag-ao and Alvin Dionela combined for 21 points.
Sweet Crystals fought back in the second canto to take the upperhand at the break, 46-42,on the efforts of Marc Lo, Matt Deles, Cris Pascua and JoemarieRegalado. Andy Tiokept Countertrade on the game with 10 points.
Justin Kilayko shot seven points in the third quarter as Sweet Crystals extended the lead at 62-53 to frustrate JSY Countertrade.
A fourth quarter rally from the Countertrade side threatened to overwhelm Sweet Crystals but they survived the challenge to seal the win.
Deles topscored for Sweet Crystals with 17 points while Lo produced 12 markers,Cris Pascua shot 10, Alvan Rodriguez had 9 points, Kilayko and Regalado with 8 points apiece.
Tio had a game-high 22 points backstopped by Dionela 14, Miagao shot 12 and Jeremy Coo with 11 points.
Previously, Royal Star Trading blew away Silver Dragon Transport, 96-69.
Both teams played with only six players but Royal Star Trading had five players scored in double figures led by Brix Arrobang with 31 points while Mark Cuevatopscored for Silver Dragon Transport with 19 points.*
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