Lim powers GEF-Daikin 98 to upset Speed Demon in SHAABAA hoops action
CEBU CITY, Philippines — GEF-Daikin 98-Batch 1998 upsets the higher-ranked Speed Demon-Batch 1996 in a hard-fought, 62-58, victory in last Saturday evening’s Sacred Heart Ateneo Alumni Basketball Athletic Association (SHAABAA) Season 25 game at the Magis Eagles Arena in Barangay Canduman, Mandaue City.
Michael Stephen Lim erupted for 31 points to go with 8 rebounds, 7 steals, and 2 assists to lead Batch 1998’s rousing victory. They now have 2 wins with 3 three defeats in Division A’s team standings at the No. 7 spot after defeating the No. 5 team in Batch 1996.
John Kenneth Onglatco and Ian Anthony Osmeña each scored 10 points to aid Lim in their win.
Batch 1996’s Romeo Alejandro led his team’s losing effort with a double-double game of 17 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Tonyson Lee chipped in 10 points as their team dropped to a 2-2 (win-loss) record.
In the other Division A game, Vivant Corenergy-Batch 1994 narrowly beat Mandaue Eco Glass Inc.-Batch 1992,73-70, with Joel Anthony Co leading the win with a dominating double-double performance
Co scored 24 points and grabbed 25 rebounds with six assists, and one steal. His teammates Jacques Ian Lee, Andrew Po, and Neil Elumba scored 14, 12, and 10 points, respectively.
Samuel Uy Su led the losing squad with 20 points, while Kent Dela Calzada tallied 17 markers.
Batch 1994 earned their second win in four games to grab the No. 6 spot in the team standings, while Batch 1992 suffered their fourth defeat in five games to remain at the bottom of the standings.
On the other hand, Magis Medical Fund-Batch 1997 bested AutoLab-Batch 1999, 59-52, as both teams are now tied at a 3-2 (win-loss) record in the team standings.
Roderick Mangubat led Batch 1997 with his 22-point outing, while Alan Kent Ong scored 15 for the losing squad.
In the other Division A match, Xchange Forex-Batch 2000 remained unbeaten in six games to stay atop the team standings after manhandling Gaisano Capital-San Remigio Beach Club-Batch 2002,118-50.
Jose Vicente Cañizares stuffed the stat sheet with 22 points 14 rebounds, 1 assist, and 5 steals, while teammate Joseph Rudolph Lo contributed 20 points.
Serg Algo Bui, Dave Michael Ting, and Albert Ryan Chua scored 17, 11, and 10 points, respectively.
Batch 2002’s Ryan Lauro had 20 points, while Kyle Kokseng scored 15 as their team remained winless in five games.
In Division B, Starkwood Properties Inc-Batch 2009 defeated Casino Ethyl Alcohol-Batch 2010.
In the other Division B game, Cebu Landmaster-Batch 2003 edged SUPREA Ready Mixed Concrete-Batch 2011, 99-71.
In Division C, MDP customs Brokerage – Winzir-Batch 2013 nipped Batch Storage Town-2015, 96-69.
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