Hotel, Delta share lead
TEAM Hotel nipped Echo, 92-88, while Delta edged Charlie, 85-83, Saturday night to share the lead with 5-1 and 4-1 cards, respectively in the Center Katipunan A. Lopez Christian Organization (CEKALCO)-2013 Second Season basketball tournament at the A. Lopez open court in barangay Labangon.
Hotel jumped to a blistering, 32-8 start but Echo sizzled in the 2nd period with a, 33-12 bomb to close the gap at, 41-43, at the bend.
Both camps engaged in a neck-and-neck battle in the fourth with Kelvin Cinco exploding for 16 points giving Hotel the narrow victory.
Cinco led Hotel with a game-high 30 points while Mario Dosal and Dennis Saceda combined for 44 markers. Donald Catong and Vincent Dianon paced Echo (2-4) with 22 and 18 points, respectively.
Earlier, Delta and Charlie fought a close game from start to finish until Juniel Villarosa and Author Acosta gave Team Delta a big spark in the fourth period with crucial points.
Juniel Villarosa scored Delta with 22 points while Estoy Panerio and Richard Gubaton paced Charlie (3-2) with 30 and 26 points, respectively.
DELTA (85)- Villarosa 22, Acosta 16, Gutierez 15, Damulo 10, Sinag 8, Estrada 4, Sameon 4, Ho 2, Dumduma 2, Genon 2.
CHARLIE (83)- Panerio 30, Gubaton 26, Besties 8, Baculio 6, Soco 5, Molejon 2, Panugaling 2, Dolera 2, Enchong 2.
HOTEL (92)- Cinco 30, Dosal 24, Saceda 20, Tautho 6, Delos Reyes 5, Escolar 3, Berido 2, Elmido 2.
ECHO (88)- Catong 22, Dianon 18, Solana 15, Aspera 11, Macalisang 10, Romariz 6, Sagayno 4, Desoyo 2. /Correspondent Dale Rosal
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