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PEGS powers past Armatech in OT, 80-72

AFTER a grueling battle between both teams, it was PEGS who came out victorious by outscoring Armatech, 80-72 in the extra period during last Saturday’s game of the Emon Lodge No.179 Brotherhood/IT&E Basketball League at the Koblerville Gym.

Armatech had the upper hand as the team played in sync during the first half.

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PEGS’ Ponce Rasa goes up for an open shot during last Saturday’s game of the Emon Lodge No.179 Brotherhood/IT&E Basketball League at the Koblerville Gym.
PEGS’ Dennis Geron rises for a contested shot during last Saturday’s game.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

It was their big men that controlled the pace.

Ed Cosino and Stephen Tolosa cleaned up the trash putting up countless second chance buckets while Ren Gaviola attacked from behind the three-point line to lead 14-8.

PEGS started to gain momentum at the second canto as Melvin Villarin found his stroke from beyond the arc answering back with three consecutive triples but Armatech managed to hold on to the controls 29-27.

No matter what PEGS threw at them, Armatech had an answer for each shot made. Alex Lauron joined in the big men using his height and strength to get under the rim with Bernard Montano right behind to regain the safe double digit spread.

But when it came down to the final quarter, Armatech had the cold feet. Their rush plays ended with misses which PEGS’ Dennis Geron and Rasa stepped up to force the deadlock of 65-65 forcing the overtime period.

PEGS comeback seemed to have sparked the fire needed to as Libuw joined the rally contributing from all over the floor while Armatech where nearly silenced snatching the win 80-72.

Scores:

PEGS 80 –Melvin Villarin 21, Dennis Geron 21, Gino Libuw 15, Ponce Rasa 11, Don Brennan 6, Joy Dayrit 4,

Armatech 72 – Alex Lauron 19, Bernard Montano 14, Jun Alipio 7, Stephen Tolosa 6, Ed Cosino 6, Martin 5, Mark Asuhan 6, Ren Gaviola 3, Bong Malasarte 2, Haejun Park 2,