Sweet Crystals Sugar, Huminova Tigers win
By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.
Sweet Crystals Sugar recently defeated Basecom, 88-79, while Huminova Tigers beat Silver Dragon Transport, 73-66, in the ongoing Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade, Inc. (AACI) Inter-Company Basketball Tournament game at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang gym.
Basecom opened their game with a 34-32 lead at the half; however, Sweet Crystals Sugar moved ahead following the third quarter, picking up a slim 67-65 advantage. They went on to dominate the remainder of the game, successfully completing a come-from-behind win.
Nicole Medina led the victory with 21 points, followed by Robbie Jalandoon scoring 17 and Ervin Tan adding 12.
Despite the loss, Efraim Valencia managed to score 27 points for Basecom, with Marc Lo contributing 26.
In the other game, Huminova Tigers led the first half with a narrow 36-34 lead. The two teams eventually found themselves tied 54-54, until the eventual winners pulled ahead.
John Chua led the victory with 19 points, followed by Arvin Gustilo adding 12./JSG, WDJ