Sports: Phoenix, New Energy Win in SJI Alumni Caging
Games today (Tuesday)
1st game- 630 pm - Ceres Pasalubong (2006/07)
vs. Raga Raga (2003/04/05)
2nd game 8pm-New Energy Marketing
vs. Waterfull/Celcor (93/94/95)
Phoenix 99-2K and New Energy Mkting./ Shakey’s 2008, 2009-11 outplayed their respective opponents to firm their position in the ongoing 5th SJI Alumni Basketball Friendship Cup at the Msgr. John B. Liu Activity Center.
Phoenix blasted Petron 2001-02, 2012, 80-67, while New Energy Mktg./Shakey’s 2008, 2009-11 repulsed the second half rally of Eleven Degrees 1996-98, 79-70 victory.
Actually, Petron led the opening quarter with Joshua Co delivering 17 points with a 26-23 advantage even as Paolo Li and Jan Jan Lopue combined for 14 points for Phoenix.
But Phoenix got a big lift from their bench with Jordan Chua scoring 8 points for a 38-23 advantage in the next two quarters, but Onsi Lim and Eduardo Ng delivered two triples each to take a 61-49 lead going to the fourth quarter.
Petron’s Marcelino Tan scored all of his 9 points in the fourth quarter, but it was the turn of the Phoenix starters to carry the scoring load led by Lopue 7 points and Bogs Ongsingco and Paolo Li added 4 points each to put away Petron.
Li finished with 16 points, Lopue scored 11, Jason Yap hit 7 and Ongsingco had 6.
Joshua Co finished with 20 points in a losing effort of Petron; Ralph Ong and Joshua Chua with 6 points apiece and Martin Ballesteros 5.
Meanwhile, New Energy Mktg. /Shakey’s first half cushion was enough to carry it to victory, 42-21.
Dino Tongco’s inside incursions netted him 12 as 11 Degrees finally outscored Shakey’s in the third quarter, 26-23. Shakey’s Kevin Banzon and Luigi Coo picked up with 7 points apiece.
11 Degrees continued to cut the lead to single digit spearheaded with Tim Garrucho’s scoring 10 points, but Charles Del Castillo and La Mendoza scored the last 8 points for New Energy to derail the comeback bid of 11 Degrees.
Luigi Coo paced New Energy with 14 pts., backstopped by Del Castillo 12, while Danty Ma and Daniel Ong had 6 points each.
Garrucho finished with 19, Tongco added 16, Berto Uy 9 and Arvin Chua with 8.* (CMG/NDB)