BY RICO BILIRAN
City Hall Executives constantly went to Christopher “Bong” Go when the game is on the line and the clutch sweet-shooting guard never upset his team thus far.
Go hit a top left corner key jumper in crunch time to lift the Executives past Everbull Columbia, 82 – 81, in Game 6 of their basketball friendly series at the Davao City Recreation Center Almendras Gym on Friday night, Oct. 4.
The executive assistant of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wrapped the game up with 40 points, including the go ahead basket, 82 – 79, that came after unproductive exchange down the stretch.
Beanpole forward Eugene Labor chipped in 13 markers for the Executives who extended their winning streak to six games.
Everbull Columbia remained win-less in the series, falling short again despite four of its players finished the game with double digits and got a boost from the bench.
Rico Kwan Tiu continued to pour big numbers for Everbull Columbia, racking up 19 points. He had 26 in the last outing.
Marandang and Macatabog made 19 and 15 respectively as Earl Angsinco had 11.
Both teams engaged in tough battle all throughout and Everbull Columbia was on a right track to taste its first win entering the final two minutes of the match.
But Go took charge down the stretch, delivering the big blows capped with the go ahead jumper that foiled Everbull Columbia.
Glen Escandor and Michael Peloton had nine points apiece for the Executives.
City Hall Executives – 82 – Go 40, Labor 13, Escandor 9, Peloton 9, Flores 5, Poliquit 2, Apostol 2, Cloribel 2, Sumagang 0, Casan 0, Torino 0, Reyes 0.
Everbull Columbia – 81 – Macarandang 21, Kwan Tiu 19, Macatabog 19, Angsinco 11, Balisalisa 8, Rubi 4, Mneding 2, De Felix 1, Caballero 0, Avinante 0.
City Hall Execs goes 5 – 0 against Evergold Selection
City Hall Executives foiled the big scoring night of Rico Kwan Tiu with a 75 – 69 win against Evergold Selection in the resumption of their basketball friendly series on Wednesday night, Oct. 2, at the Davao City Recreation Center Almendras Gym.
Christopher “Bong” Go struck for 31 points, including 15 in the final half, as the Executives moved up 5 – 0 against Evergold in the series.
Go, the executive assistant of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, went for 11 2-points field goal and three baskets from behind the rainbow area.
Kwan Tiu broke through with 26 points, exploding for 13 in the second half with barrage of perimeter shots.
But the Fireman’s splendid performance still fell short to give the Evergold Selection its first win in the series.
Eugene Labor contributed 10 markers for the Executives who considered the series as part of their build up for the IBP-CMO basketball tournament finals.
CITY HALL EXECUTIVES – 75 – GO 31, LABOR 10, CLORIBEL 8, FLORES 7, ESCANDOR 6, REYES 5, PELOTON 3, POLIQUIT 2, ABERILLA 0, BREDOL 0
EVERGOLD SELECTION – 69 – KWAN TIU 26, BUTAD 12, RUBI 8, ANGSINCO 8, CABALLERO 7, CHUIM 6, BALISALISA 2, MACARANDAN 2, MARTINEZ 0, MENDING 0, AVIÑANTE 0.