Sports: Organic on Top in Fil-Sino Caging Class B
Class B Standings
Organic Solutions 6 1
Basecom 5 2
Jast Enterprises 3 4
JSY Transport 2 5
JSY Countertrade 1 5
Organic Solutions remain on top in the 5-team cast in Class B action by beating by a hairline Jast Enterprises, 69-68, even as JSY Transport did the same against JSY Countertrade, 84-83 in overtime of the 2012 Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. 1st Conference Inter-Color Basketball tournament at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.
Siopao Dichavez’ heroics sealed JSY Transport victory with 1.1 seconds with his free.
Transport was leading with four points at the start of the fourth quarter but Countertrade players quickly responded led by Jan Jan Guevarra, Berto Uysang and Mark Velez cut the lead to a point, 71-70, with less than a minute left in regulation.
Uysang had a golden opportunity to snatch the victory away from Transport with 2.2 seconds left in regulation but splits his free throw to force the extra period.
In the overtime, Guevarra had eight points to put Countertrade on top,83-81 but Rey Jara of Transport responded with two pressure-packed free throws to force another deadlock.
Transport’s Tubby Villanueva missed two free throws with 4.3 seconds left but was bailed out with an offensive rebound by Jara and assisted it to Dichavez who was fouled under the basket.
Villanueva top scored for Transport with 15 points, Dichavez added 13, Jara scored 12, Celhelm Uy shot 10 and Garret Tabanao made eight points.
Guevarra paced Countertrade with 31 points backstopped by Velez 15, Biboy Uysang 13, Ariel Jimenez and Berto Uysang with 10 points each.
In the other game, it was a down the wire finish as Christopher Mahinay scored with a second left for Jast but Brian Ong’s reverse lay-up stole the victory for Organic to secure the top spot in Class B.
Alex Chua finished with 20 points, 14 of them in the payoff quarter, Brian Ong added 12, Bingbong Villanueva with 8, while David Tan, Errol SU and Jerky Ong had 6 points each.
Christopher Mahinay led the losing team with 15 points, Kieron Tan scored 14; Jan Jan Young and Ralph Ong contributed 9 points each and Kevin Banzon had 8.* (CMG/ with report from Stephen Tan)