Cebuanos shine in Big Chill win
A PAIR OF standouts from the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) shone through for Big Chill as Mar Villahermosa and Brian Heruela helped push the Superchargers to a 94-87 win over the Café France Bakers in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup yesterday at the JCSGO gym in Quezon City.
Villahermosa, a former ace of the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars who once won the Cesafi’s three-point shootout, scored all 18 of his points in the second half while Heruela, a former Mythical Five member of the Cesafi during his years with the University of Cebu, had 12 assists to go with his six points.
The win was the Superchargers’ sixth in a row, which kept them firmly at the top of the standings.
Villahermosa fueled the breakaway in the third period, where he scored five straight points to help establish a 49-38 lead before closing out the Bakers with 10 markers in the final canto.
The Bakers, who were missing several key players as the Centro Escolar University Scorpions had a game in the National Collegiate Championship, fell to 3-3 (win-loss). Mac Montilla led Café France with 23 points while Josan Nimes and Mike Parala had 17 apiece.
In the second game, the NLEX Road Warriors kept in step with Big Chill’s undefeated streak as they too remained spotless after winning over the Boracay Rum Waves, 82-75.
Garvo Lanete helped NLEX get their third win in as many games as he had 23 points to lead four players in double-figures for the Road Warriors.
Mac Belo had 18 for the Waves, who fell to 2-4. Chris Banchero, Boracay Rum’s prized guard, was held down to just six points./Correspondent Jonas Panerio
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