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Connie’s BBQ grills Mawati, to face Tsingtao in finals

CONNIE’S BBQ secured the second final slot in the 2019 One Pacific Promotional Basketball League sponsored by Tsingtao Beer by eliminating Mawati 78-66 on Friday at the Civic Center basketball court. Connie’s will face the Tsingtao Boyz who edged the Pardz Ballers in overtime in an earlier game.

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Connie’s BBQ team members pose for a photo after defeating Mawati on  Friday in the semi-finals of the 2019 One Pacific Promotional Basketball League sponsored by Tsingtao Beer at the Civic Center basketball court.  Contributed photo

It was a tough first quarter battle between Connie’s BBQ and Mawati. Mawati’s Frank Ferrer sank for four consecutive points while team-mate Directo put in four more.

But Mawati’s aggressiveness also continuously sent Connie’s BBQ to the free throw line. After Bongalan contributed five quick points, Connie’s BBQ was in the lead 17-15.

Connie’s BBQ kept the momentum in the second canto as Esmores and Dayao joined the scoreboard for a combined 10 points with Barbo added three points from the line to extend their team’s lead, 36-30.

Mawati tried to get back in the game as Nonato fought hard underneath the rim, putting in six straight points, but Connie’s BBQ led by Cabang and Barbo’s retained control, 59-50.

The final quarter was no different as Bongalan remained heated from beyond the arc. He drained three three-point shots while Dayao, Barbo and Danao turned trash into gold to clinch victory for Connie’s BBQ, 78-66.


Connie’s BBQ 78 - Bongalan 22, Barbo 17, Cabang 12, Esmores 10, Dayao 8, Danao 7, Echavez 3

Mawati 66 - Directo 20, Ferrer 13, Nonato 10, Gontar 9, Quizon 6, Avila 4, Rena 2,