Sarok Weavers drown Vanguards, inch closer to PSL U21 crown
CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Consolacion Sarok Weavers inch closer to hoisting the Pilipinas Super League (PSL) U21 Aspirants Division Invitational Cup crown after manhandling host team, Roxas Vanguards, 80-66, in Game One of their Best-of-Three finals series on Wednesday afternoon, April 20, 2022, at the Manuel Roxas Sports Complex.
Crafty guard John Paolo Dalumpines was a huge revelation for the Sarok Weavers with 14 points on a 6-of-8 field goal shooting. He also had three rebounds, four assists, and four steals.
Forward Rovello Robles tallied 13 for the Sarok Weavers with two rebounds.
Robles and Dalumpines’ stellar performances were very timely as their top scorer and league MVP Gyle Patrick Montaño had a rough night, converting only one of his 11 field goals.
Rojan Montemayor may have a meager scoring, tallying only 10, but he grabbed 20 rebounds to help the Sarok Weavers grab the big victory.
“Stayed composed lang kami, stick sa gameplan ng coach namin. Lalo na yung talo namin sa Bukidnon. Naging stepping stone namin yun para maging inspired pa kami sa PSL,” said Dalumpines after the game.
The Vanguards experienced some sort of deja vu after Game One, reminding them of their lopsided loss to the Sarok Weavers last April 1 during the league’s opening.
As usual, the Sarok Weavers had a slow start until they picked up steam in the middle of the first period to grab the lead and ended it with a, 25-19, tally.
In the second quarter, the Sarok Weavers launched a 12-3 scoring blitz and sealed the halftime with a nine-point advantage, 46-37.
Coach Kareem Alocillo’s boys didn’t look back and went on building a commanding lead of 22 points,80-58, at the start of the fourth period.
Roxas tried to retaliate by having a brief scoring run, cutting the lead to 14, 66-80, but time wasn’t on their side.
Eljohn Lacaya led Roxas with 29 points. He also tallied six rebounds, one assist, and one steal while Randolph Lacquio had eight points while Jerry Rivera added 10.
The Sarok Weavers are gunning for a sweep of the title series in Game Two slated on Thursday, at 3:00 PM. /rcg
CONSOLACION (80)- Dalumpines 14, Robles 13, Montemayor 10, Flores 8, Gonzaga 8, Maglasang 5, P. Flores 4, Alilin 4, Taburnal 4, Sabanal 4, Montaño 2, Almonia 2, Chavez 2.
ROXAS (66)- Lacaya 29, Lacquio 10, Rivera 8, De Guzman 6, Tumogsok 6, Mahistrado 3, Akut 2, Enriquez 2.
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