Tsingtao Beer and Mawati won by double digits against their respective opponents in the 2019 One Pacific Promotional Basketball League last Saturday at the Civic Center Court in Susupe.
Mawati coasted to 68-48 victory over IT&E Dark in the nightcap, while Tsingtao Beer posted a 79-66 triumph in the first game.
Tsingtao turned the tables on RNV Construction in the second half for a baker’s dozen winning margin. Behind at the halftime break, 36-39, Tsingtao made the move in the third period to grab the upper hand, 59-55. Jess Pineda and Ed Pangelinan scored 6 markers apiece in Tsingtao’s 23-point production in the penultimate frame, while four of their teammates also hit the board in the pivotal quarter.
Then in the fourth canto, Tsingtao widened the gap further, as it ran another balance offense. Six different players scored for Tsingtao in the final canto, including Mark Demonterverde and Pineda, who combined for 10 points.
RNV failed to regain the driver’s seat in the fourth frame, as it was held to four field goals and relied heavily on Andy Mortos, who delivered 9 of the squad’s 13 markers in the payoff canto.
Mortos ended up with a game-high 22 points, while Jet Jandoc paced Tsingtao with his 16 markers. Pineda added 14 points, Peter Ariar logged 13, and Jonathan Brocano chipped in 10, while Demonteverde and Juboy Agbanog combined for 14 for Tsingtao. Ronald Rueda and Ariel Baul were the other double-figure scorer for RNV with 15 and 13, respectively, but the former was limited to a field goal and one free throw in the fourth quarter, while the latter was scoreless after making 7 points in the third.
Meanwhile, Mawati broke away from IT&E Dark in the second quarter en route to its 20-point win.
Ahead by only 5 after the first period, 18-13, Mawati more than tripled IT&E Dark’s output in the second frame to established a 50-19 advantage at the break. Four Mawati players recorded two field goals each to help their team pull away, while three more also contributed in the surge.
IT&E Dark had a meltdown in the second quarter after drilling only 6 points off Ivan Devero’s two baskets and Raymark Castro’s deuce. IT&E never made headway in the second half after the collapse in the second canto, as Devero did not get enough help from his teammates, while Mawati continued to play unselfish basketball.
Tsingtao 79—Jandoc 16, Pineda 14, Ariar 13, Broncano 10, Pangelinan 8, Demonteverde 8, Agbanlog 6, Danipog 3, Rivera 3, Giron 2, Alano 2.
RNV 66—Mortos 22, R. Rueda 15, Baul 13, Odicta 9, Tumaquio 2, Taraya 2, Padolna 2, Tagle 2.
Scoring by quarters: 16-19, 36-39, 59-55, 79-66.
Mawati 68—Nonato 12, Ferrer 11, Rejano 8, Directo 8, Pena 6, Reyes 6, Enriquez 4, Velasco 2, Avila 2.
IT&E Dark 48—Devero 13, Duero 12, Cabanas 8, Aguon 7, Castro 6, Peredo 2.
Scoring by quarters: 18-13, 40-19, 52-30, 68-48.