THE 2000 Core Pacific and 1996 White Gold Club are headed to the semifinals after they bounced their respective opponents in the quarterfinals of Division B in the 22nd SHAABAA Basketball Tournament Powered by Common Ground the other night at the Ateneo de Cebu basketball courts along Mango Avenue.
Core Pacific made short work of the 1993 King Properties, 72-35, while White Gold Club beat the 1995 Savers Depot, 66-56.
Afshin Ghassemi led 2000 with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds to go with two assists and two steals.
Meanwhile, Gio Borromeo charted 23 points and nine rebounds to power 1996 to the next round.
2002 San Remigio Beach Club sent its quarterfinal match-up with the third-ranked Kogi-Q-Riway 37 to a deciding game next week with a 52-44 victory.
Reno Gelaga led 2002’s charge with an all-around performance of 17 points, four boards, four assists and five steals.
In Division C, the 2005 Bizol and 2008 Cottonseed sent their respective quarterfinals to a rubbermatch with astounding upsets last Sunday.
Bizol creamed the 2006 Prince Warehouse, 40-30, while Cottonseed edged the 2007 Petron Global Carriers, 32-29.