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#TeamSawi slips past Green Archers in OT, 88-84

#TEAMSAWI fought until the last second in last Wednesday’s game of the second season Ali’i/BlueHaus Inter-color Basketball League fending off Green Archers during overtime to triumph against the Green Archers, 88-84 held at the Tan Siu Lin Sports Complex.

The Green Archers were at a disadvantage as only six players were present.

#TeamSawi’s JR Concepcion goes up for a fast break finish during last Wednesday’s game of the 2nd Season Ali’i/BlueHaus Intercolor Basketball League at Tan Siu Lin Sports Complex.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.#TeamSawi’s JR Concepcion goes up for a fast break finish during last Wednesday’s game of the 2nd Season Ali’i/BlueHaus Intercolor Basketball League at Tan Siu Lin Sports Complex. Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

But even with the shortage, they were able to put up a fight holding control of the first quarter.

#TeamSawi found their rhythm early in the game as they shot the lights out with back to back triples made by Brendon Talania, JR Concepcion and Ehroll Peredo but just could not shake off Green Archers.

Bart Demapan took care of the inside plays with his back to the basket creating space to contribute six points while Frank Ferrer used his range from the beyond the arc to stay in front 22-18.

#TeamSawi then gained control at the second canto as they carried their consistency from long range with Concepcion and Oliver Gragasin sharing two made shots each 42-39.

Despite the Green Archers’ aggressive play, they managed to trial closely behind thanks to their proficiency under the rim. Rey Pestillos joined Demapan constantly attacking within the paint cutting the lead down to just one point by the end of the third quarter.

During the final quarter the game got intense as several lead exchanges were made by both teams. Gragsin and Peredo and Jerome Directo’s relentless efforts on both ends did not go unnoticed as they finished strong near the rim.

Luckily for the Green Achers, they had an answer for every shot made.

Ferrer remained a huge threat from behind the three-point line sinking two triples to quickly cut down the deficit when needed. And with the help of Demapan’s reliability inside, they were able to stretch the offensive with multiple looks to keep a one-possession game.

In the final few seconds of the game all #TeamSawi needed to do was kill the time to secure the victory as they led by three points. But they committed the unnecessary foul while Demapan went for the hail mary three- point shot placing him at the charity line where he connected all three to send the game into overtime 81-81.

The Green Archers fought had working their way to force the overtime, but failed to keep up as they could only put up three points while #TeamSawi’s Peredo and Concepcion delivered with a bucket each followed by Directo’s flashy finish under the rim to seal the deal 88-84.

Silencer 88, Empe Light Blue 85

Another nail-biting game was seen that night as Silencer rallied past Empe Light Blue 88-85 during the first game.

It was a seesaw battle as neither team could gain the proper edge. At first, Empe Light Blue held control as Richard Peredo, Jerome Reyes and Sean Robasto executed pushing the gap as far as six points by the end of the first half.

But as soon as Empe Light Blue found their footing they never looked back. Mico Usi and Angel Perez ignited the run connecting four consecutive makes but it was the work of Angelo Fernando’s sweet jumper that handed them the lead firing six points alone 65-61.

Empe Light Blue gave it their all during the final quarter with Reyes and Robasto at the frontline but just could not outmuscle Silencer as Fernando did not let any possession go to waste to grasp the win 88-85.


#TeamSawi 88 – Ehroll Peredo 19, Brendon Talania 19, Oliver Gragasin 19, JR Concepcion 17, Jerome Directo 10, Joseph Galulu 4,

Green Archers 84 – Frank Ferrer 30, Bart Demapan 26, Danipos 14, Rey Pestillos 8, Jomer Enriquez 6,

Silencer 88 – Angelo Fernando 21, Mico Usi 20, Kelvin Fitial 17, Patrick Morales 8, Mike Estores 8, Angel Perez 4, Nestor Arreza 4, Rey Culala 2, Joel Sevilla 2, Amor Zapata 2,

Empe Light Blue 85– Sean Robasto 28, Jerome Reyes 19, Sonny Lerio 13, Richard Peredo 11, Terrence Leung 8, Melvin Gallardo 6,