Ashley's and Hi-Five took win No. 2 easily, as they clobbered their respective foes in the 2012 Emon Lodge 179 Basketball League-Docomo Brotherhood Cup last Saturday at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.
Hi-Five (2-1) walloped Servitek, 83-54, in the curtain raiser, while Ashley's (2-2) eased past the Archers in the second match of the night, 92-69.
The Hi-Five-Servitek bout was over right at the first quarter with the former building a 20-7 lead. Servitek fell early and was badly beaten in the last three periods as it failed to match up with Hi-Five's strong frontline and deep bench.
Big men Alex Standish, Charlie Peters, and James Lee bannered Hi-Five and they combined for 35 big points with the former scoring 16 markers. Lee added 10 and Peters chipped in 9. Three other Hi-Five players finished in double figures with Ponce Rasa making 11 and Jeff Qutugua and Jesus Iguel tallying 10 apiece.
As usual, Clayton Kenty led Servitek with his 21 points. Don Brennan and Dennis Morales also had twin digits with 10 markers apiece, but their baskets created little impact for the winless Servitek (0-4). The rest of Servitek players totaled for only 8 points.
In the second game, Brendon Talania came to Ashley's rescue and he teamed up with Eugene Mangali and Perry Inos in lifting their team to the 23-point win.
All three Ashley players scored 20-plus points with Mangali and Talania posting 22 each and Inos adding 21.
Ashley's played with only five players in the first period and was in danger of losing one when Joe Ito got into foul troubles. However, despite its early problems, Ashley's kept pace with the Archers, tying the match after 10 minutes of play, 17-all. Back-to-back triples from Inos and Mangali and Dennis Cortez's two straight baskets helped Ashley's stay in the game.
Talania then reported to the match in the second period, made Ashley's first basket, and had 11 points in that quarter alone to put his team on top at the break, 39-36.
Ashley's stretched the lead to 15 at the end of the third, 68-53, behind the three triples of Mangali. Talania added one trey and scored 5 markers, while Bernardo Aquino and Inos teamed up for 14.
While Ashley's players got their acts together in the third, the Archers were in disarray. Jack Lizama and Kae Bernardo who finished the first half with 11 and 8 points, respectively, were held to one field goal each in the third. Only Ivan Devero connected at least two field goals for the Archers in the pivotal third.
Ashley's remained steady in the fourth, while the Archers failed to make headway to drop to a 0-2 record.
Hi-Five 83 - Standish 16, Rasa 11, Iguel 10, Lee 10, Quitugua 10, Peters 9, Villacrusis 4, Matagolai 4.
Servitek 54 - Kenty 21, Brennan 10, Morales 10, Alejandro 4, Esconde 4, Detera 2.
Scoring by quarters: 20-7, 37-22, 55-41, 83-54.
Ashley's 92 - Mangali 22, Talania 22, Inos 21, Aquino 14, Cortez 7, Paraiso 3, Ito 1.
Archers 69 - Bernardo 19, Lizama 16, Devero 14, Barrios 10, David 3, Musni 3, Anicete 2, Usi 2.
Scoring by quarters: 17-17, 39-36, 68-53, 92-69.