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Pardz Ballers, Mawati enter final 4

PARDZ Ballers and Mawati on Friday filled the last two spots in the final four of the 2019 One Pacific Promotional Basketball League championship sponsored by Tsingtao Beer, joining the Tsingtao Boyz and Connie’s BBQ.

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Pardz Ballers’ Umali drives in during Friday’s playoff game of the 2019 One Pacific Promotional Basketball League sponsored by Tsingtao Beer at the Civic Center basketball court.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr. Pardz Ballers’ Jose extends for the left-hand layup over RNV Construction’s Rueda during Friday’s playoff game of the 2019 One Pacific Promotional Basketball League sponsored by Tsingtao Beer at the Civic Center basketball court.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

Pardz Ballers secured a spot with a powerful performance in taking out RNV Construction, 95-64.

RNV could not find its shots early in the opening quarter while the Ballers turned trash into gold at the other end with Santos and Barrios finishing strong with four points apiece for an 8-0 start. Mortos finally broke the silence for RNV after five minutes had passed, but he only managed to keep the deficit within a single digit.

The Ballers continued to strike while the iron was hot. Barrios picked up where he left off in the second canto, scoring five points while Romo and Bernardo contributed as well to give their team a double-digit spread.

RNV finally got its rhythm in the third quarter, gaining easy points from the free-throw line, but the team still trailed by 30 points. Santos, Jose and Torres took over for the Ballers to seal the deal, 95-64.

Mawati 71, Saipan Adventure 58

Mawati had a tougher battle before it could snatch the win from Saipan Adventure.

At first, Saipan Adventure was in control as Mungcal put up seven points to give his team an 18-14 advantage. When Mungcal was nowhere to be seen in the second quarter, Alipio and Almario combined for 11 points to maintain a two-point Saipan Adventure lead, 30-28.

But after the halftime break, the tables were turned.

Mawati’s Ferrer acted as the spark plug, drawing the fouls to sink three points from the line and adding another bucket from beyond the arc which was followed by another triple by Quizon to give their team the lead. Alipio and Morales answered back for Saipan Adventure but Velasco, Nonato, Reyes and Enriquez chipped in a bucket each to give Mawati a comfortable 52-43 lead.

Saipan Adventure aimed to regain control through three-point shots, but Mawati simply cruised to victory, 71-58.

Scores:

Pardz Ballers 95 - Jose 17, Santos 15, Torres 14, Barrios 14, Romo 9, Hipolito 6, Ritual 7, Bernardo 5, Umali 4, Calbone 4

RNV Construction 64 - Rueda 20, Bisocho 15, Mortos 6, Odicta 6, Tagle 5, Jumaquio 3, Corpuz 4, Baul 2

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Mawati 71 - Velasco 19, Ferrer 14, Gontar 12, Nonato 7, Enriquez 7, Avila 4, Rena 3, Quizon 3, Reyes 2

Saipan Adventure 58 - Alipio 15, Mungcal 13, Morales 12, Almario 11, Verdiflor 6, Flores 1