Sports: Fortuna, Sun Cellular Win in 1st PROBAC/LNA7 Caging
7:30pm – Fortuna vs. Toyota-Bacolod
8:30pm – Boston vs. Bad Boys
Fortuna and Sun Cellular outplayed their respective opponents Monday night to post wins in the ongoing 1st PROBAC/LNA7 Invitational Basketball Tournament played at the West Negros University gym.
Despite downed by four points at halftime, Fortuna bounced back in the third on a 35-point run against the Bad Boys’ 18 to take the lead at the end of the period, 74-61.
But the Bad Boys made their own attack in the final period, 31-24, however; it was not enough to overturn the match’s outcome as they yielded, 98-94.
Fortuna’s balanced scoring, with four of its players in double figure, lifted the squad’s victory. Carlo Chu scored 13 points to lead Fortuna as Bonoy Olmedo and Ian Tuerez scored 12 points each while Ryan Ramos delivered 11 points. Also contributed big for the squad’s triumph were Noel Peñas with 8, Tee Espejo and Ryan Gamboa with 7 points each, and JR Gapusan and Joefrey Dilag with 6 each.
Meanwhile, Ren-Ren Lacson top scored for Bad Boys with 20 points backstopped by Philip Famucol with 14, Ritchie Militante with 13 points, Richard Orbista with 11, Nico Lopingco with 9 points, Alex Fernandez with 7, and Badong Eufre and GP Geroso with 6 points each.
On the other hand, Sun Cellular dumped Angels Burger, 99-87. JR Fernandez scored a sizzling 17 points in the opening quarter to anchor a 36-20 advantage.
In the second period, Angels tried to catch up by outscoring Sun Cellular 17-16 but not enough to overtake the lead at the half, 37-52.
Angels continued to make a run in the succeeding quarters but wasn’t sufficient to outscore the 16-point lead posted by Sun Cellular in the opening period.
Fernandez top scored Sun Cellular with 23 points as Sukraj Sekhon hit 20 points, Peewee Demonteverde shot 12, Patric Echarri with 10, Tofel Tan with 7 and Dave Dokto with 6 points.
Meanwhile, Gab Layasan led Angels with 20 points as Popop Mapile collected 14, Alain Donesa with 13, Balong Santero and Torrecampo with 11 points apiece, Kokoy Nepomuceno with 8 and Jerry Delgado with 6 points.*