TEAM St. Dominic Savio crushed Team Bro. Simon Srugi, 92-75, to bag the championship of the Don Bosco @200 Alumni Basketball Tournament at the Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) arena last Sunday.
Team Don Aloïs Mertens followed suit with a, 101-76 conquest of Team St. Louis John Orione in their battle for third place.
Don Bosco Cebu Alumni, Inc. (DBCAI) president King Michael Najarro Hussain awarded the winners their trophies with (DBCAI) vice president and tournament commissioner Cerwin T. Eviota.
With DBCAI secretary Bruce Alvarado Belotindos and treasurer Ray Gabriel Salgado, the lead organizers also handed the P50,000 check to the Savio players led by playing team manager and point guard Ian Brigoli.
After a, 19-all first quarter, Savio outscored Scrugi, 24-14 in the second to take a 10-point lead, 43-33 heading to the bend and was never seriously threatened the rest of the way.
James Otida led the champions with 27 points while John Velasco and Paulo Lumapas added 25 and 23 points, respectively.
DBCAI will formally award the best three teams and announce the individual awardees, along with the winners of the other tournaments it will organize, during the Don Bosco Alumni Homecoming in January next year.
Savio (92) – Otida 27, Velasco 25, Lumapas 23, Brigoli 7, Gabison 4, Dionaldo 3, Titong 3.
Srugi (75) – Loyola 18, Morales 17, Noel 12, Pingoy 10, Salcedo 8, Mercado 6, Castro 4.
Quarter scores: 19-19; 24-14; 23-18; 26-14.
Game for 3rd
Mertens (101) – Colegado 27, Rebosura 22, Anino 20, Nemeño 9, Azanza 9, Maturan 9, Ang 7.
Orione (76) – Boncalon 29, Asignar 15, Saliz, 14, Aguirre 9, Baladya 9.
Quarter scores: 34-21; 24-16; 16-23; 27-16. /PR