Blue Haus finished the elimination round of the masters division of the United Filipino Organization IT&E 2019 Basketball League with a perfect 9-0 win-loss record after laying waste to Old Iskool, 91-63, last Thursday at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.
Ehrol Peredo and Elmer Esdrelon led an explosive first quarter for Blue Haus, as the two open division mainstays combined for 18 points to give their team a 31-8 edge going into the second quarter.
That 13-point lead would only grow more in the second period, as brothers Ed and Tony Diaz joined Jeff Garcia in a scoring spree that had Blue Haus enter the halftime break with a monstrous 58-31 advantage.
Masters scoring leader Edgar Pangelinan was limited to a mere 8 first half points by Blue Haus’ stifling defense.
In the third, Blue Haus continued to pour it on with Peredo reviving his scoring exploits with 6 in the quarter and his team greeted the fourth and final quarter ahead, 79-48.
It would go from bad to worse for Pangelinan and company in the payoff period. With the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library staff’s guns effectively muzzled and Old Iskool’s defense wanting, Blue Haus continued to frolic on offense and finished the game with the 34-point route.
Peredo led all scorers with 20 points and earned best player of the game honors. The Diaz brothers, Esdrelon, Junar Guiab, and Bruce Berline all finished in twin digits for Blue Haus. Old Iskool dropped to 6-2 in the standings and was paced by Pangelinan’s 13 markers.
In the second game, Marlon De Dios was named best player of the game after leading Vision RNV to a 95-90 nipping of Team Lakay.
Unlike the opener, the Vision RNV-Team Lakay matchup was tight through and through with clutch baskets from Esdrelon in the fourth quarter proving to be the marginal baskets in the game.
Esdrelon scored the last 8 points of Vision RNV and matched Di Dios’ total with 18 points despite playing his second straight game of the evening. Peredo also played his second straight game and came away with 17 in the win, which was the fourth in eight games for Vision RNV.
Team Lakay, which lost its third game in eight tries, was led by the 23 points of Ronald Bernardo, while Meljun Capalad also reached the 20-point plateau by adding 20 of his own.
Blue Haus 91 – E. Peredo 20, E. Diaz 14, Esdrelon 13, T. Diaz 13, Guiab 10, Berline 10, R. Peredo 4, Santos 4, Kulala 2.
Old Iskool 63 – Pangelinan 13, Camacho 12, De Guzman 8, Grimpula 8, Manabat 6, Abuy 5, Pablo 4, Estolas 3, Bartolo 2, Montano 2.
Scoring by quarters: 31-8, 58-31, 79-48 ,97-63.
Vision RNV 95 – De Dios 18, Esdrelon 18, Peredo 17, Rueda 16, Devero 12, Taraya 6, Agustin 4, Padulina 2.
Team Lakay 90 – Bernardo 23, Capalad 20, Alegre 11, Rono 9, Galulu 8, Cabrera 6, Solis 4, Macaraig 4, Reyes 2.
Scoring by quarters: 28-19, 48-45, 73-66, 95-90.