Royal Star Trading routed Huminova Tigers, 67-46, and Sweet Crystals Sugar came from behind to defeat Basecom, 74-70, Friday night in the 2017 2nd Conference of the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym in Bacolod City.
Basecom held a 20-12 opening quarter advantage as Richard Co and Efraim Valencia scored 8 points apiece while Sweet Crystals got 8 points from Joemarie Regalado.
In the second quarter, Marc Lo exploded with 12 points while Ceasar Tan added 7 points as Sweet Crystals cut the deficit to 37-38 going into the second half. Basecom held on to the lead with Yan Yan Dy and Harry Siendo combining for 18 points.
Basecom stayed in front at the end of the third quarter, 47-43, as Co dropped 8 points and Roderick De Los Santos knocked down two triples, but the team produced their lowest output of 10 points in the fourth quarter allowing Sweet Crystals to catch up and grab the lead.
Matt Deles dominated the lowpost in the payoff quarter, tallying 10 points for Sweet Crystals while Lo added 8 points to his credit for the come-from-behind win.
Lo topscored for Sweet Crystals with 20 points, Tan added 16, Deles hit 14 markers and Sherwin Po shot 6 points.
Basecom was paced by Co with 16 points, Dy tallied 14, Valencia and Siendo delivered 10 points apiece, Jalandoon with 8, and Toffel Tan had 5 points.
In the first game, Royal Star Trading dominated the Huminova Tigers in all quarters to produced the double digit victory.
From a slim 10-9 first quarter lead, Royal star Trading relied on a balanced offense led by Jason Yap for a 31-22 lead at the half. RB Chua scored 12 of the 13 points produced by the Tigers in the second quarter.
Royal Star extend the lead to 48-30 at the end of the third quarter and completed the rout with Caesar Noble tallying 11 points, Brix Arrobang and Edward Uy with 10 points apiece.
Yap contributed 8 points for the win while Livingstone Ang chipped in 7, Simon Tan and Leonard Kilaykohad 6 points each, and Omar Galunan with 5 points.
RB Chua topscored for the Tigers with 18 points, Joshua Lao, PaoPao Lim , and Jeff Maningo shot 6 points each and Johnnyson Yu had 5 points.*
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