Fil-Power and Chicken Deli 888 remain unscathed as they posted victories over their rivals Monday night at the ABC-ENCLAVES Cup at the Ayala Northpoint in Talisay City.
Both teams now carry an identical 2-0 win-loss cards.
Fil-Power surged past CRIB Chicken and Wings, 77-70, while Chicken Deli 888 turned back Crown Agri, 112-104, in the second game.
CRIB Chicken and Wings fought gallantly all throughout the game despite being undermanned.
After trailing for much of the entire game, CRIB briefly had the lead at 57-56 after Andy Tio’s free throw conversion. Fil-Power immediately wrest the upperhand back behind Japeth Cua’s exploits but CRIB stay close, cutting the lead down to a single point with five minutes remaining.
Ramon Khey uncorked two crucial three pointers in that span giving Fil-Power more cushion as time was ticking down. Brian Coo would ice the game down the stretch making all of his four free throw attempts to put the game away for good.
Cua led Fil-Power with 19 markers followed by Coo’s 11 points.
Khey and Garry Poloyapoy added 8 points each while Ian Abello and Jeremy Coo had 7 apiece.
Danny Yusay, John Canobis, David Lim, Andres Fernandez, Renren Lacson and John Lee combined for another 17 points.
Tio paced CRIB, which is winless after two matches, with 19 points, Popoy Jamero and Gerard Barranechea had 16 and 15 points respectively.
Dominic Hojilla and Alex Fernandez contributed 8 apiece while Bryan Javelosa and Gio Eusebio had 2 points each.
Trailing at the start of the fourth quarter, Chicken Deli 888 exploded for 40 points in the final period to hand Crown Agri its second loss in as many outings.
Nikol Medina joined forces with Arjay Jamero and Hans Schulze as the trio accounted for 27 of their 40-point output in the fourth quarter.
Jamero anchored Chicken Deli’s offense with 30 big points, Mark Carmona and Nikol Medina supported him with 18 and 16 points, respectively. Schulze and Dante Ma chipped in 14 points each while Adrian Cuaycong had 11 to finish in double figures.
Mark Jomalesa, who orchestrated much of their offense, finished with 8 and Biboy Cunada rounded up the score with 2 points.
Paolo Avecilla led Crown Agri (0-2) with 21 points, Philip Abong added 19, Alexis Abong had 16, Joshua Co and Boknoy Locsin finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively, while Bourne Sioquim contributed 10 points.
Mau Mondragon tallied 8 points and Anton Lacson chalked in 3 points.*
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