Brew Kettle, Colt 45 Win in Fil-Sino

Class B Standings

(as of Feb.17)

ESJ & Sons-Asahi 6-0
Brew Kettle 4-3
Manila Beer Light 3-3
Colt 45 3-4
Heineken 2-3
Tiger Beer 2-3
Rotary/Rexidol 2-4
Tanduay Ice 2-4

Brew Kettle defeated Manila Beer Light, 86-72; while Colt 45 notched an important victory against Rotary Club of Metro Bacolod/Rexidol-Cobra, 92-63, in Class B action of the Fil-Sino Asia Brewery 1st Invitational Cup at Po Hang Gym of BTTHS.

Brew Kettle improved to 4-3 to boost their chance for 2nd place in the 8 team tourney.

Henel Jison and Livingstone Ang set the tone for Brew Kettle with 6 points apiece delivered in the shaded area for a 20-14 1st quarter advantage.

MBL produced its best quarter as Frederick Ong dropped 10 points and Bobil Alagaban scored 6 points but Brew Kettle had a better production as Luigi Coo shot 8 with teammates JR Lacson and Chibon Uy added 6 points each to extend the lead at halftime 48-38.

Frederick Ong led a mini comeback as MBL cut the deficit, 62-54 going to the 4th quarter.

Mark Binguan scored 14 popints to continue the Manila Beer Light rally, but he lacks the support as Brew Kettle responded with Uy and Ang anew conspiring for 13 points to seal the victory for Brew Kettle.

Uy finished with 18 points; Ang added 13; Coo shot 12; Pao Pao Lim and Brian Tan hit 8 points apiece.

Binguan scored 24 points; Alagaban made 14; Ong produced 17; Brix Arrobang with 6 and Clarence Quingco had 5.

Meanwhile Colt 45 playing its last game in the elimination pounced on the undermanned Rotary/Rexidol to improve to 3-4 and their quarterfinals chances.

COLT 45 took the half time, 42-32as Pres. Oliver Manaloto dropped 8 points and teammates Dirk Dongon and Roderick De Los Santos had 6 apiece. While Ronald Despi and Mark Cueva combined for 14 points for Rotary/Rexidol.

Aaron Arroyo and Kevin Camato dropped 8 points apiece to post a commanding, 66-42 going to the 4th quarter.

Colt 45 was led by Camato 17 points, Dongon & Macainan shot 11 points each, Sekhon Sukhraj & Arroyo with 8 points apiece, and Noriel Bermudez & Edward Uy with 6 each.

Ronald Despi & Monroe Chua scored 14 points each, Alex Fernandez added 10, Ronan Soyao made 9, and Dennis Gamboa with 6.

There are only 2 play dates remaining in Class B . ESJ & Sons and Brew Kettle are already assured of a semis berth while 6 other teams are slugging it out for the 4 quarterfinals slot.*