Sports: AACI Trading Beats Tigers, Transport Join Semis in Fil-Sino Caging
Top Seed AACI Trading defeated Hminova Tigers, 103-97 to nail the top spot in Class A , while AACI Transport catch up the last semifinal slot routing AACI Farms, 112-87 in the ongoing 2012 Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. 1st Conference Inter-color basketball tournament at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.
The Trading’s relied on Robbie Jalando-on who had a gamehigh 28 points leading five other temamtes in double figures with Julius Teruel 19 points, Daniel Chiu and Arvin Gustilo with 17 points apiece, while Charlton Ong added 12 and Johann Villanueva 10.
Teruel scored all his points in the first half with Jalando-on adding 14 points to post a 54-42 lead at halftime. While Tigers’ David Lim and Johnnyson Yu combined for 19 points. Tigers’ Bobby Yap sunk three triples for 12 points, while RB Chua and Monroe Chua added 6 points apiece to cut the deficit to 74-71 in the third quarter.
The Tigers continue to threatened Trading behind Badong Eufre, RB Chua and Bobby Yap to score 6 points each to cut the lead by a point, but failed to overtook the Tradings behind Arvin Gustilo who produced 10 points for his 13 points in the quarter.
Yap paced the Tigers with 20 points, Eufre added15, David Lim had 14, RB Chua scored 13, Monroe Chua made 10, Biboy Yap delivered 9 and Yu with 8 points.
Meanwhile, AACI Transport coming out with the uprising against the wall outscored Farms in all quarters and need what they wish to win by at least 21 points defeating the latter with 25 points advatange to secure the last semifinal slot dislodging Farms.
Joel Masadia led Transport with 25 points,Yan Yan Dy added 21, Jose Miguel Montinola 19, Chibon Uy 15, Joshua Co and Bol Manaloto added scored 14 points each and Jolly Castillo with 7.
Farms misses the services of center Ritchie Militante. Ren Ren Lacson and Nico Lopingco scored 18 points each, Jan Jan Lopue had 16, Clarence Quingco 14 while Joseph Tiu made 8.
The semifinals in Class A will start on Wednesday with Huminova Tigers, the No. 2 team, goes up against Royal Star Trading (No. 3) in a knockout match. AACI Transport (No. 4) will play against No. 1 team, AACI Trading . The enjoy the twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals.* (CMGarde with report from Stephen Tan)