Harley Davidson dethrones Cebu Landmasters, wins SHAABAA title
THE Harley Davidson of Cebu reigned supreme in Division A as they captured the championship with an exciting 86-74 overtime win over the erstwhile titleholder Cebu Landmasters in Game 2 of the finals in the 22nd SHAABAA Basketball Tournament Powered by Common Ground on Sunday at the Magis Eagles Arena in Canduman, Mandaue City.
Tied at 67-all after four periods of play, Harley Davidson of team owner Regan King found their second gear and revved to life in the extra session, outscoring the Cebu Landmasters of Franco Soberano, 19-7, to pull away and get the win that allowed them to sweep the best-of-three affair, 2-0.
Only seven players scored for Harley Davidson but six of them reached double-figures led by former Magis Eagles standout Eroll Pastor, who had 18 points and eight rebounds. Former University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguar Fletcher Galvez added 14 points to go with nine boards, four steals and four blocked shots.
Wily guard Travis Mantua put up 13 points while backcourt mate Gio Laguyo filled up the stat sheet with 11 markers, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Current University of the Philippines Maroon Pio Longa nearly had a double-double of 11 markers and eight boards while Elddie Cabahug pitched in 10.
Justin Huang led the way for the Cebu Landmasters with 15 points and 10 boards but old reliables Daryle Tan and Moncrief Rogado were held down to a combined 24 points on 9-of-28 shooting.
Harley Davidson (86) Pastor 18, Galvez 14, Mantua 13, Laguyo 11, Longa 11, Cabahug 10, Datan 9
Cebu Landmasters (74) Huang 15, Tan 13, Rogado 11, Valmoria 8, Bacaltos 7, Dixon 6, Sing 5, Te 4, Lim 3, Lopena 2
Quarterscores: 18-18; 31-30; 51-46; 67-67; 86-74.
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