City Hall Executives rolled to their 33rd win against IBP Davao with a big win, 72 – 58, on Monday night in the City Hall Executives-IBP Davao yearlong friendly series at the Davao City Recreation Center Almendras Gym.
Christopher “Bong” Go came through with 34 points as the Executives notched another win that came for the first time in a double-digit margin.
Most of the games in the series were close with the outcome frequently decided within the final two or three minutes remaining.
IBP Davao won nine times in 42 games in the series that aims to help the Davao lawyers prepare for the IBP Mindanao Convention Sports Palaro and for their title-retention bid in the IBP National Sports Palaro Men’s Basketball.
The yearlong friendly series would rally round IBP Davao to fine-tune the kind of game it wants to play on defense formation and offensive execution on its quest for a back-to-back title.
The tight matches considerably would help out the Davao lawyers get their act together in clutch situations and develop their ability to close out games.
On Monday, the IBP Davao was limited to 11 points in the final period way below to their usual output in the previous outings.
Adrian Paguican, who scored a combined 14 baskets in the second and third period, made only 2 points in the final canto. Gil Ciudadano had 12 points with eight of which came in the first half.
The imbalance offense of IBP Davao in the final half shut their chances out to turn things around.
Warren Cloribel and Mike Rosal contributed 12 points apiece for the Executives who got 10 from Joel Abillera. (Rico Biliran)
Oldies rout BJMP for 4th straight win
City Hall Executive Oldies bucked a slow start and the absence of their second leading scorer to whip BJMP, 102 – 91, in the ongoing 2014 IBP-CMO Basketball Tournament on Saturday, August 23, at the Hall of Justice Covered Court in Ecoland.
The Executive Oldies went into scoring surge bridging the second and third period behind their three points shooting to break loose en route to their fourth straight win and remain solo at the top of the standing.
Christopher “Bong” Go nailed six triples while Michael Peloton converted four in the third canto alone as the Executive Oldies took an 85 – 58 lead entering the pay off canto.
Go, the team’s leading scorer, wrapped the game up with 44 points, including 23 in the final half.
Peloton, who stepped up in the absence of spot-up shooter Glen Escandor, converted a total of five three pointers to finish the game with 19 for the Executive Oldies who got 14 from Eugene Labor and 10 from Warren Cloribel.
BJMP came out strong early, leading the entire first period which ended 19 – 17 on its favor.
But the Executive Oldies erupted with barrage of baskets from all angles in the second period to take a 47 – 31 lead at the break.
Go and the rest of the gang continued to pound in the third period to enter the final frame with a secure advantage.
Lanzuela paced with 20 points for the Jailmen who drew 17 from Eyao.
In the other game, IBP Davao Oriental pulled off a shocker as it upset IBP Davao, 95 – 90, in the second game of the triple bill, that saw Team Judiciary defeating IBP Davao Del Norte in a high-scoring encounter, 113 – 106.