Sports: SJI Falcons Blue Captures LNA7 3-on-3 10-U Title
The St. John’s Institute Blue team defeated the Stallions, 8-5, to capture the 10-Under title in the 3-on-3 finals of the 1st LNA-7 Basketball Challenge 2012 played at the West Negros University Gymnasium.
After a 2-all deadlock, SJI pulled away for good from the clutches of the Stallions.
Andre Lechoncito led the Baby Falcons charges with 4 points; Aceford Chua added 3 and Steven Pura scored a point. Ernest Hilado is the 4th member of the team.
Oscar Jacinto led the Stallions with 3 points, while Fritz Valencia and Saavedra Jr., contributed appoint each for the Stallions.
In the 3 -on -3 competitions, a basket is scored a point and a 3-point basket is scored 2 points.
Meanwhile the Stallions quartet got this revenge defeating SJI-A in the 12 under finals 14-12.
Andre Dadivas and Malayas finished with 5 points apiece for the Stallions backstopped by Genise and Fuentevella 2 points each.
SJI missed the injured Kis Suarez and was force to play with 3 players only in the semifinals and finals.
Still SJI was leading early in the game until they had to play at a disadvantage 2 against 3 with 4 minutes left in the game as Emman Go fouled out.
SJI had a golden opportunity to force a shootout as Anton Albayda was fouled as time expired attempting a 3 -point shot, but Albayda missed his free throws as Stallions escaped with the 12 -Under title.
Christian Calinawan led SJI with 8 points; Anton Albayda added 3 and Go scored a point.* (with report from Stephen Tan)