17 Feb 2017
- By James Sablan - email@example.com - Variety Junior Reporter
JOETEN Enterprises and Top Development continued to climb in the 2017 JEM Corporation LTD Customer Appreciation Basketball Tournament after defeating their respective opponents last Wednesday at the Tan Siu Lin Sports Complex.
Joeten played strong from the start with Ivan De Vero on the frontline picking off several fast break opportunities collecting 11 points to seize control, 23-9.
Docomo picked up their defense during the second half s preventing most of Joeten’s run-and-gun plays. But they failed to break passed Joeten’s pressure defense.
Only Melvin Manibusan could power through the paint but could not gain enough momentum keeping them behind by a double digit deficit.
Joeten carried their offensive rhythm onto the second half as De Vero and Kelvin Fitial attacked at will.
Docomo snapped out of the offensive drought as Manibusan continued to bring damage from under the rim but still had a lot of ground to cover settling for the loss over Joeten 79-55.
TDI 77, WSTCO 72
Top Development Inc. joined the winners’ circle escaping with the victory over WSTCO 77-72 during the second game of the night.
It was work of TDI’s dynamic duo Raymond Velasco and Allen Reyes who had consistent output that kept the team in control.
Their continuous slashes lured WSTCO to committing a handful of fouls early in the game as they chipped in shot after shot to grasp the lead 23-16.
Dan Iliahi was the only player keeping WSTCO alive as he could barely miss carrying 24 points through three quarters but TDI’s Velasco and Reyes kept up with his streak keeping an eight point lead.
WSTCO started to rally during the final quarter as Abel Landicho added extra arsenal dropping six points but Reyes’ late game act kept TDI in front leading to the victory 77-72.
Joeten Enterprises 79 – Kelvin Fitial 24, Ivan De Vero 17, Alex Lauron 11, Juanito Sambile 7, Ferdie Tobias 5, Moises Rio 5, Chris Rigolofoi 4, Peter Dionisio 4, Keoni Chariton 2,
Docomo 55 – Melvin Manibusan 26, John Griffin 13, Jason Hayes 8, Robert Sanciangco 5, Richard Mendiola 2, Alverick Alvarez 1, Treat Kaipat 2,
TDI 77 – Raymond Velasco 30, Jerome Reyes 15, Allen Reyes 14, Krisgel Arreza 11, Renato Barros 2, Nestor Arreza 2, Paul Lumayag 2, Jess Ibarra 1,
WSTCO 72 – Dan Iliahi 32, Abel Lanchido 13, Kevin Rejano 13, Isagani Cortez 7, Mark Pacholco 5, John Guiterrez 2,