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Black Mamba pounds Green Minded, 93-77

THE Black Mamba overpowered the Green Minded with a handful of second-chance shots leading to the double-digit victory 93-77 during last Sunday’s game of the 2nd Season Ali’i/BlueHaus Intercolor Basketball League at the Tan Siu Lin Sports Complex.

The Black Mamba was not a team to be taken lightly.

Black Mamba’s Ben William extends for a reverse layup during a previous game of the 2nd Season Ali’i/BlueHaus Intercolor Basketball League at Tan Siu Lin Sports Complex.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

They were in control for nearly the entire game and their team chemistry was unmatched as they moved the ball in sync constantly feeding Alex Lauron, Arthur Salazar and Chris Lansang to combine 17 points.

The Green Minded managed to shake off the rough first quarter performance though as De Vero found his rhythm at the second canto.

His quickness played a huge role as he sliced through defenders and maintained an efficient perimeter jump shot orchestrating the rally with 15 points alone to reduce the gap to single digits 35-42.

The Black Mamba tried to hang on as Meljune Capalad and Ben William came off the bench to cover up for their lack of offensive makes but Leo Itaas and De Vero kept the fuel burning for Green Minded to stay within reach.

Despite De Vero’s efforts knocking down three straight triples to support his 16-point fourth quarter output, he could not do it alone as the Black Mamba’s Salazar and Lauron fired at will regaining the double digit distance to secure the win 93-77.

Spigen shared the blowout celebration as they triumphed against #TeamSawi, 80-64.

#TeamSawi did not go down without a fight as they stayed in front during the first half of the game.

Oliver Gragasin and Ehroll Peredo were nearly unstoppable as they showcased their range at the second quarter with three buckets from beyond the arc to keep the team in front 33-28.

But during the second half Spigen found their second wind. Lerio Pagarao stepped up when needed continuously attacking the lanes scoring 10 points alongside Adrian Flores to steal the lead.

#TeamSawi were in awe as only Peredo was able to put up shots but ended up trailing behind 57-50.

Spigen took advantage of situation as #TeamSawi failed to get out of the offensive drought with more misses than makes giving them several fast break opportunities to put the lead out of reach 80-64.

The Ridhors still reign supreme as they defeated Empe Light Blue 94-91.


Black Mamba 93 – Alex Lauron 29, Arthur Salazar 15, Chris Lansang 12, Meljune Capalad 13, Ben William 11, Yosh Gabaldon 5, Wilfredo Echavez 3, Ryan Odicta 3, Marlo Ibanez 2,

Green Minded 77 – Ivan De Vero 40, Leo Itaas 12, Eduard Armia 7, JR Barrios 7, Edwin Santos 4, Ambet Ocampo 3, Ramil Tibayan 3, Robby Dela Cruz 1,

Spigen 80 – Lerio Pagarao 27, Adrian Flores 18, Bruce Berline 14, Isagani Cortes 8, Robert Sanciangco 7, Dick Tibayan 4, Gerald Aniciete 2,

#TeamSawi 64 – Ehroll Peredo 23, Oliver Gragasin 14, Brendon Talania 13, Jerome Directo 8, Joseph Galulu 2, Christopher Seralde 2, Matt Buenebajo 2,

Ridhors 94 – Ken Viray 39, Junar Guiab 30, John Morales 12, Mike Surima 7, Sam Fernandez 4, Jhoy Dayrit 2,

Empe Light Blue 91 – Sonny Lerio 28, Sean Robasto 22, Rolando Tengco 11, Naks Gunnacao 10, Melvin Gallardo 7, Jerome Reyes 6, Terrence Leung 4, Richard Peredo 3,