Sprint 4t Racer Claims 35U Title

Sprint 4t Racer routed Top Seed Rev-X Pantra, 87-66, last Monday to capture the 35 and under category of the Fil-Sino Inter-Color Petron Cup at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Sprint 4t Rider Team. (l-r) Alvan Rodriguez, Johann Vilanueva, Omar Galunan, Bambam Guevarra, Arnol Laureño, Leonard Kilayko, Johnnyson Yu, Timothy Chua, Pao Pao Lim, JP Tan, Alvin Dionela, Clint Choa, Clarence Quingco, Mark Javelosa, and Simon Guevarra.* (Photo by Alan Su)

Sprint 4t Rider held a slim 16-15 in the first quarter lead behind RB Chua and Alvan Rodriguez that combined for 13 points even as Brian Coo scored 6 points for Rev-X Pantra.

Rev-X Pantra produced its best quarter behind Carlo Chu 14 points and Ramon Khey that connects with 2 triples.

But the inside and outside attack by Sprint 4t Rider extended the lead at the break, 45-39 as Arnol Laureño scored 7 inside points; while Alvin Dionela, Mark Javelosa and Clarence Quingco had 2 triples each.

Bambam Guevarra and Laureño bannered another outstanding effort in the 3rd quarter for Sprint 4t Rider as the lead balloned to 70-58 going to the 4th quarter.

Sprint 4t Rider highlighted their dominance in all quarters as Rev-X Pantra was outscored anew, 17-14 in the payoff quarter to seal the championship.

Laureño topscored with 18 points; Dionela added 16; Chua scored 12; Guevarra had 11; Simon Guevarra, Javelosa, Quingco tallied 6 points apiece.

Brian Coo and Chu paced Rev-X Pantra with 18 and 17 points respectively; Khey shot 9 points and Andy Tio had 7.* (Cyrus M. Garde)