Jast Enterprises Gets Past Sweet Crystal in Fil-Sino Caging

Jast Enterprises defeated Sweet Crystal, 98-91 to deal the latter its first loss in the ongoing Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc., 1st Conference Inter-Company basketball Tournament Tuesday at Po Hang gym of Bacolod Tay Tung high School.

Earlier, JSY Transport also defeated Huminova Tigers, 79-72 making its mark in the payoff quarter for the win.

Sweet Crystal started the game with 31-17 lead through Carl John Oquindo and Atty. Jubert Katalbas that combined for 22 points.

But Jast Enterprises came back in the second quarter to take the half, 45-40 with Jolly Castillo and Beejay Paredes hitting 8 points apiece.

Jast pulled away with a 79-58 advantage by the end of the 3rd quarter.

Sweet tried to rally behind Nico Lopingco and Oquindo but fell short to catch up with Jast.

Dy finished with 22 points; Uy added 18; Paredes scored 14; Joel Masadia 10; Dicky Equipaje and Castillo hit 9 each and Derek Sibug with 6.

Lopingco knocked down 8 treys to finish with 32 points; Oquindo added 28; Katalbas 16 ; Toffel Tan 6 and Mark Yu 5.

It was a see-saw action between Huminova Tigers and JSY Transport.

The Tigers took the opening quarter, 17-14 with RB Chua scoring 11 points.

But the lead shifted to JSY Transport taking the half, 40-34.

The Tigers regain the lead by a hairline, 57-56 in the 3rd quarter, but JSY Transport had more air left as they prove steadier in the clutch.

Ryan Alegario paced with 21 points for the Transport; Carlo Chu and Chibun Uy delivered 14 each; Julius Teruel shot 10; while Arvin Chua and Joseph Tiu hit 8 apiece.

RB Chua led the Tigers with 21; Villanueva added 12;. Roger Montalbo 11; Jan Jan Lopue hit 7 and Rey Jara with 6.

Meanwhile, in last Mon-day’s games, Basecom defeated AACI Transport, 111-92, even as AACI Trading rips JSY Countertrade, 100-76.

AACI Transport (1-2 win-loss cards) could not keep up offensively with Basecom as the latter delivered more than 30 points in three quarters for its 2nd victory in 3 starts.

Basecom lead, 30-14 in opening quarter but he lead disappeared as AACI Transport crawled back to cut the deficit, 49-48 at the half.

RJ Iligan lead Basecom with 24 points; Ervin Tan and Dr. Emil Guanzon added 20 each; Ritchie Militante shot 14; Popoy Chua 12; Richard Co 10 and Biboy Uysang with 9.

Mark Binguan and Pao Pao Lim finished with 34 and 33 points respectively; Dr. Chico Coruña contributed 10 and Tubby Villanueva 9.

In the 2nd game, AACI Trading posted its second win in four games pulled away in the 2nd and 3rd quarter after a slim 18-17 opening quarter lead to beat JSY Countertrade.

Robbie Jalandoon paced Trading with 27 points; Brian Coo added 18; Luigi Coo 13; Bren Tajonera 12; Andrei Tan 11 and Danny Boy Uy 8.

Countertrade was spearheaded by Jappy Cuaycong with 23 points; Michael Ang added 17; Junean Bermudez 16 and Simon Tan 6.* (CMGarde)


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