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Far East upsets Pacific Eco; Brabu, Real Deal advance

FAR East has secured their seat in the semifinals of the 2019 Civic Basketball League after pulling the huge upset over Pacific Eco 72-71 on last Saturday’s playoff game held at the Civic Center basketball court.

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Far East’s Patrick Salalila rises up for the layup as a Pacific Eco defender attempts the block during a previous game of the 2019 Civic Basketball League held at the Civic Center basketball court.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

Far East, the underdogs, showed potential as they held on to the lead to eliminate Pacific Eco.

At first both did not want to give up the edge as they had an answer for every shot made. Far East’s Rueda found his stroke at the opening quarter as he led the run with five points including one from beyond the arc. Jayrlyn also contributed from the three-point line with Cristobal right by his side with a single bucket.

Pacific Eco matched up to their performance but with Web Gontar single handedly taking the spotlight with back to back buckets to collect eight points alone while Arellano and Broncano supported with two points apiece to stay in front 12-11.

But as the second quarter progressed it was Far East that started to gain the advantage. Sahagun and Patrick Salalila joined in the assault with a combined 10 points while Jayrlyn maintained his output to lead 37-28.

Pacific Eco gave it their all at the third canto as Arellano continued to wreak havoc with Jess Pineda by his side sharing eight points each but it was not enough to get back within reach as Far East’s Sahagun delivered on the other end dropping 10 points to remain in control 52-49.

The rest of Pacific Eco started to show face at the final quarter grabbing the lead but for a few moments as Far East stayed on their toes. When it came down to the final few minutes of the game, it was Far East that stepped up during crunch time as they drained the clutch shot needed to steal the win over Pacific Eco 72-71.

Brabu 83, Saipan Vegas 75

Brabu earned another upset victory as they shut down defending champions Saipan Vegas 83-75

Brabu played strong and never looked back as they held the lead throughout the whole game.

Douglas Schmidt was a force to be wrecking with as he heated up early draining two consecutive triples to support his eight points. He was not alone though as Vince Teregeyo, Freddie Pelisamen and James Camacho made their contributions for the 19-17 gap.

Brabu’s high paced offensive pressure continued to get the best of Saipan Vegas as Vince Teregeyo slashed his way inside with eight points while Schmidt continued to attack from afar with eight points of his own to gain the double digit lead 41-31.

Saipan Vegas’ Junar Guiab was the only player stay reliable throughout the battle but failed to get the help needed which gave Brabu the opportunity to stay afloat.

Even with Teregeyo and Schmidt seeing little action at the final quarter, James Camacho, Pelisamen, John Santos and Syl Teregeyo came off the bench to secure the win for Brabu 83-75.

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Real Deal’s Franko Bondoc goes for the floater during a previous game of the 2019 Civic Basketball League held at the Civic Center basketball court.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

Real Deal 96, Batang 50

Real Deal was the final team to secure a slot that day as they plowed Batang to the ground 96-50.


Far East 72 – Sahagun 27, Jayrlyn 15, Rueda 14, Patrick Salalila 6, Jeff Galvez 3, Fernandez 2, Serano 2, Cristobal 2,

Pacific Eco 71 – Arellano 19, Web Gontar 19, Jess Pineda 10, Jonathan Broncano 8, Demonteverde 6, Camacho 5, Manzano 4,

Brabu 83 – Douglas Schmidt 22, Vince Teregeyo 18, Syl Teregeyo 9, James Camacho 8, John Santos 7, Vince Igitol 2, Tagabuel 2,

Saipan Vegas 75 – Junar Guiab 22, Manolo Manalo 17, Christian Itaas 8, Darwin Barbo 7, Ron Gamboa 6, Leo Galarse 5, Edwin Santos 3, Pau Sanguyo 3, Ryan Odicta 2, Randy Mungcal 2,

Real Deal 96 – Preston Basa 18, Coby Santos 18, Jeff Castro 16, Justin Laniyo 10, Brandy Onoowy 9, Franko Bondoc 8, Zack Diaz 6, Eric Basa 4, They Thrino 4, Saipy 2,

Batang 50 – Ege 15, Hernandez 11, Dacamos 4, Tibayan 3, Alviz 3, Dick Tibayan 2, Lumanlan 2, De Jesus 2, Acosta 2, Rosario 2, Daluyen 2,