Sports: Farms Stuns Trading in OT; Tigers beat Royal in Fil-Sino caging
AACI Farms dealt AACI Trading its first loss in the tourney in overtime, 109-107, while Huminova Tigers defeated Royal Star Trading, 80-77 in Class A actions of the 2012 Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. 1st Conference Inter-Color basketball tournament at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School Monday.
AACI Trading is now tied with the Huminova Tigers at 4-1 win-loss card.
Richard Co jumper with 9 seconds left shatter the deadlock in the overtime period and completed the AACI Farms upset victory to improve their standing at 2-4 cards.
Trading’s Arvin Gustilo and Julius Teruel combined for 25 points to take the lead at 32-27 but Farms got its offense from Romar Desusa, Cesar Noble and Clarence Quingco who also contributed the same output.
The Trading offense sputtered in the second quarter as they only made 9 points against the 17 by the Farms to yield the lead at halftime, 46-41.
But in the third quarter, Trading’s Mark Binguan, Teruel and Charlton Ong combined with 22 points highlighted by seven triples to grab the lead, 65-60. Farms’ Pao Pao Lim made 10 points.
Farms’ Ritchie Militante was unstoppable in the shaded area in the fourth quarter as he scored 13 but Trading’s Robbie Jalando-on and Gustilo countered to take a 10-point in the last two minutes.
But Trading could not stop Farms’ Nico Lopingco who sunk 10 straight points and Militante put back force the overtime at 95- all.
Militante and Lopingco continued to carry the load in the extra period, even as Jalando-on and Gustilo connected triple each,but Co grabbed the limelight as he scored the last 4 points for Farms. Militante finished with 26 points, Lopingco added 14, Desusa shot 13, Lim made 12, Co hit 10, while Jan Jan Lopue, Noble and Quingco contributed 8 points each.
Gustilo paced Trading with 33 points; Binguan finished with 20, Teruel scored 19 and Jalando-on with 18.
In the second game, Bobby Yap 18 points in the third quarter rallied the Tigers past Royal Star overcoming a 40-31 halftime deficit and turning it to a 64-60 lead going to the fourth quarter.
Peter Paul Ortaliz and Marc Lo led Royal Star comeback got back the lead at 77-76, but Yap struck with a triple 18 seconds left and Eugene Tsai free throw settled the final winning margin.
Michael Ang attempted a triple but was blocked by RB Chua as time expired.
Yap finished with 25 points, Danny Boy Uy 12, Chua with 11, while Omar Galunan, Badong Eufre, Victor Go Jr. and Eugene Tsai had 8 points each.
Michael Ang led Royal with 15 points, Ortaliz added 12, Vincent Tan shot 11, Lo delivered 10, Matthew Yap with 9 and Rey Pandoro with 7.* (CMGarde with reports from Stephen Tan)