Asia Brewery Cup caging Tiger Black and Tiger Crystal Light prevailed over their opponents in Bracket C in the latest match-up of the 2019 Fil-Sino Asia Brewery Cup at Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym.
Tiger Black relied on overall team effort as they defeated Vitamilk, 72-62, while Tiger Crystal Light subdued Ultimo, 68-61.
At the opening quarter, veteran Roger Montalbo scored seven points to lead the initial attack as Tiger Black grab the lead 13-9.
Vitamilk bounced back in the second quarter as all five players headed by Emil Guanzon, cut Tiger Black’s lead at 29-28.
As the third quarter begins, Joel Masadia came to play and poured in 13 points as Tiger Black regained control, 49-41.
Vitamilk made a serious push in the payoff period led by Jeremy Coo and Guanzon to grab the lead from Vitamilk.
However, the steady quarterbacking of Montalbo lead the way as RJ Iligan scored 12 points all in the fourth quarter to secure the victory for Tiger Black.
Masadia led the winning team with 15 points while Iligan tallied 12 and Montalbo finished with 10 points. Vitamilk was led by Guanzon with 16 points backed by Coo’s 11 points.
In the second game, the game between Tiger Crystal Light and Ultimo was relatively close as the half ended in a 39-all deadlock.
The first quarter proved to be a balanced scoring between the two teams as Janjan Young and Manuel Quingco scored six points apiece for Tiger Crystal Light while all players of Ultimo scored a total of 13 points.
In the second canto, Chief Rosales erupted for 18 points while the third quarter belonged to Young as he led Tiger Crystal Light with 11 markers to outscore Ultimo, 17-5.
In the fourth quarter, Ultimo bounced back but it was not enough to reverse the outcome of the game. Young led Tiger Crystal with 21 points followed by Joemarie Regalado’s 11 points. Chief Rosales had a game-high 27 points for the losing team followed by Ervin Tan’s 11 points.*
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