AACI Transport outplayed top seeded AACI Trading, 103-67, to capture the Class A championship of the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. Intercolor tournament at Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym.
In Class B semifinals, No. 1 team Basecom escaped the upset axe as it won the rubber match against JSY Transport, 90-78, to advance in the finals.
It was a shocking loss for the favored AACI Trading after winning eight of its nine games going to the finals, while AACI Transport lose its first three games and recovered with four wins in five games to barge into the semis.
Ren Ren Lacson and Vincent javelosa combined for 14 points to lead AACI Trading to a 23-17 first quarter lead, even as Arvin Gustilo delivered eight points for Transport.
Nico Lopingco sizzled for 15 points, all in the second quarter to give Transport a 52-25 advantage by halftime. He even outscored Trading, which can only managed eight points in the quarter.
Transport’s offense continued to sputter in the third quarter as Trading sustained the onslaught to extend the lead to a commanding, 75-39.
Lacson led Transport with 18 points, Militante added 14, Bontigao scored 11, Mark Coo shot 9, Joseph Tiu hit 8 points, and Roger Montalbo and Vincent Tan scored 7 points each, while Vincent Javelosa finished with 6 points.
Arvin Gustilo and Mark Binguan scored 14 points apiece in a losing effort, while Robbie Jalando-on had 12 points and Bong Palo, 9 points.
In the first game, Basecom had a blazing start getting a big lift from their non-starters Arnold Quingco and Carlo John Doblar, who churned out 12 points each for a surprising 32-10 advantage.
JSY Transport actually outscored Basecom in the next three quarters but it was not enough to reverse the outcome of the game.
Doblar topscored for Basecom with 22 points, Luigi Coo added 18, Quingco made 15 points, Edward Uy had 12, and Jan Jan Young with 7 points.
Ryan Tumbagahan and Garret Tabanet delivered 21 and 18 points, respectively, to pace JSY Transport.*with a report from Stephen Tan
back to top