BRIDGEVILLE survived a pressure-packed and tension-gripped see-saw battle against Agro-Macro Subdivision and eventually handed the latter its first loss with a 72-60 win in the Lord of the Rings-Battle of the Villages at the J Centre Mall last Sunday in Mandaue City.
Greenhills also pruned the power of Palm Heights, 80-52, to share the top spot in the 19-under teens category with the St. Paul College-powered Bakilid I team.
Panagdait also trounced Villa Leyson, 87-56, in the adult-open card, while the Batzz Boys of Codoy Compound in Casuntingan, Mandaue City overwhelmed the Bakilid II team composed of Benedicto College players, 72-63, in the 19-under.
Mark Elizondo played like an unstoppable meteor, firing 24 points for Bridgeville, nine coming in the third quarter when he helped stretch a four-point lead at the half to 18 at the end of the third quarter.
He added eight markers in the fourth that brought to nil the last quarter surge of Agro-Macro, as RJ Acha led Agro-Macro’s late surge scoring eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter.
Wisdom Ceniza carried the flag for Greenhills scoring 19 points, 12 of these in the first quarter that set the tempo of their play against Palm Heights, but it was Niko Victor Armilla who took over in the fourth quarter with 11 points.
Their efforts put to waste the 20-point production of Kenneth Escanilla for Palm Heights. Moti Caballes added 11 for Greenhills. /pr