Organic Solutions, Sweet Crystals Prevail Against Foes

The Organic Solutions and Sweet Crystals Sugar won over its separate foes in the ongoing 2nd Conference Fil-Sino Asian Countertrade Inc. Inter-Color Basketball Tournament Monday at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Organic Solutions defeated Basecom 69-63 and Sweet Crystals Sugar prevailed over JSY Countertrade, 78-72.

Organic Solutions erected to 60-42 from a 36-32 halftime lead behind the trio of Julius Teruel, Ronald Despi and Lito Dumdum who combined for 18 points.

It was the turn of Basecom to limit the Organic Solutions production to single digit in the payoff quarter as Robbie Jalandoon fired 6 points, Richard Co and YanYan Dy with 4 points each. But their efforts fell short as Organic Solutions held on for victory.

Teruel finished with 18 points; Dumdum added 15; Despi shot 13; while Dante Ma and Ritchie Militante hared 7 points apiece.

Dy drilled 22 points; while Harry Siendo, Robbie Jalandoon and Richard Co fired 10 points each.

JSY Countertrade outplayed Sweet Crystals Sugar in the opening quarter 23-14 as Rinen Miag-ao and Alvin Dionela combined for 21 points.

Sweet Crystals Sugar bounced back in the 2nd quarter to take the upper hand at the break, 46-42 as Marc Lo, Matt Deles, Cris Pascua and Joemarie Regalado scored 10, 9, 6 and 4 points respectively even as Andy Tio dropped 10 points for JSY Countertrade.

Justin Kilayko shot 7 points for Sweet Crystals Sugar as they extended the lead to 62-53 by the end of the 3rd canto.

Deles scored 17 points; Lo had 12 points; Cris Pascua added 10; Alvan Rodriguez had 9; while Kilayko and Regalado with 8 points each.

Tio had a game-high 22 points; Dionela added 14; Miag-ao shot 12 and Jeremy Coo with 11 points.

Last Friday Royal Star Trading blew away Silver Dragon Transport, 96-69.

Both teams played with only 6 players but Royal Star Trading had 5 players scored in double figures led by Brix Arrobang with 31 points; DK Equipaje finished with 20 points; Edward Uy with 22; Caesar Noble made 11; Omar Galunan shot 10;. Arnol Laureño scored only 2 points but dominated both ends of the board and issuing fast break passes to Arrobang and Equipaje.

Mark Cueva led Silver Dragon Transport with 19 points; Supt. Adonis Rosales dropped 15; Tonton Chua scored 14; Bobil Alagaban with 11and Oliver Manaloto had 8.* (Cyrus M. Garde)