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#TeamSawi secures playoff slot over Black Mamba

#TEAM Sawi dominated Black Mamba with a double- digit victory, 79-66 to secure a seat in the playoff of the 2nd Season Ali’i/BlueHaus Inter-color Basketball League in last Sunday’s game at the Tan Siu Lin Sports Complex.

The tough Black Mamba had a strong start with Chris Lansang and White Capalad shared five points including one triple each to gain control.

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#TeamSawi’s Ehroll Peredo extends for a finish during a previous game of the 2nd Season Ali’i/BlueHaus Intercolor Basketball League at Tan Siu Lin Sports Complex.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

#TeamSawi’s Brendon Talania was taking care of business all by himself at one point scoring 10 straight points to stay side by side but needed help as they fell behind 20-18.

The second quarter was a different story as #TeamSawi’s JR Concepcion stepped up aiding from beyond the arc with a triple of his own followed by four points snatching control 39-31.

Black Mamba tried to get back within reach but struggled offensively while #TeamSawi continued to attack at will as Ehroll Peredo and Emerson Maglaqui joined in to extend the lead by 10 points.

With Alex Lauron unable to gain rhythm, Capalad was forced to lead Black Mamba but it was not enough to stop #TeamSawi’s run as Concepcion and Peredo finished strong to hold the double digit control leading to the victory 79-66 locking in the sixth seat.

Gold Ballers 110, White Haus 88

The Gold Ballers shared a dominant victory overpowering White Haus 110-88.

The Gold Ballers’ rally came during the second quarter as Rommel Usi and Arvin Avila could not be stopped putting up back to back buckets to push an 11 point advantage.

White Haus managed to stay close behind thanks to Darwin Barbo’s inside game paired up with Nate Mateo’s reliable three point shots but the Gold Ballers’ team chemistry outshone them with smart passes finding a handful of unguarded shot opportunities to hold a comfortable nine point distance 79-70.

Despite White Haus’ will to fight, the Gold Ballers stayed ahead due to Dhan Mateo’s court vision continuously feeding his teammates while putting up his share of points with 11 alone to regain the double-digit lead securing the game 110-88.