Pascual-Creamy Delight slipped past Summit, 89-86, for the second time to win the Class B Championship of the Fil-Sino Asia Brewery Cup at Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym Friday night.
Creamy Delight held a 71-60 lead going to the fourth quarter and weathered a fourth quarter Summit rally.
Efraim Valencia led Summit’s late uprising with 11 points with Michael Ang, Jappy Cuaycong, and Marc Lo hitting from beyond the arc to cut the deficit to 87-85.
In the ensuing play, Summit muffed three of four free throws as they missed their chance to go ahead while MVP Jay Taleon nailed an off balance top of the key 12- footer to seal the title for Pascual-Creamy Delight.
Summit had their chances but missed badly from beyond the arc. Summit fouled Jerson Mira of Pascual and got another chance but missed two free throws with 7 seconds left. Summit made a last ditch 3-point attempt which also failed to find its mark.
Pascual-Creamy Delight almost did not make the playoff round and was sitting at 6th place but was able to beat the top three teams, including the undefeated Summit twice, to snare the championship.
Jessie Moreño scored 8 points to lead Creamy Delight in the opening quarter for a 22-15 advantage. Teammates Taleon and Joseph Paradero combined for 9 points in the quarter. Michael Ang and Cuaycong tallied 6 and 5 points, respectively.
Lo dropped 14 points in the second quarter and Mark Yee scored 5 points for Summit, but Creamy Delight relied on Ramil Bulado’s eight points and Nestor Esmeña’s six markers to extend the lead at the break, 38-28.
Mark Rojo scored 8 points to lead a balanced offense to counter Summit Jeffrey Espueta’s individual performance of 15 points in the third quarter as Creamy Delight took an 11 point lead going into the payoff period.
Taleon paced Pascual-Creamy Delight with 14 points, Mira added 13, Moreño and Bulado produced 11 points each, Cris Lucasan with 5 points, and Carmelo Ruiz and Rolly Castro delivered 4 points each.
Lo finished with 19 points for Summit as Valencia and Espuerta tallied 15 points each, Cuaycong made 12, and DanDan Ong finished with 7 points.*
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