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IT&E triumphs, Blue Haus remains undefeated

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IT&E continues to climb the ladder in the Masters Division of the United Filipino Organization-IT&E Basketball League after collecting its 4th win, this time against Gilas Batang on Saturday at the Gilbert C. Ada Gym.

IT&E’s Dexter Tenorio protects the ball as he goes up for the shot between two Gilas Batang defenders during Saturday’s game of the UFO-IT&E Basketball League  held at the Gilbert C. Ada Gym.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

At first IT&E held a comfortable lead as the inside-out game of Masga and Lerio kept their offensive options open, combining for 13 points. But Gilas Batang managed to cut down the deficit as Tibayan scored eight points while Basa and Jugos chipped in a bucket each. Luckily for IT&E, big man Joyner and Tenorio joined the scoreboard with four and two points respectively to maintain IT&E’s lead, 19-15.

IT&E remained in control in the second canto as Joyner, Masga and Tenorio dominated the boards, creating a handful of second chance buckets and contributing a total of 15 points. But when things started to look glum for Gilas Batang, its players’ persistency brought them back with Jugos at the frontline, firing two triples, and Tibayan dropping buckets to reduce IT&E’s lead to four points.

But Gilas Batang started to lose touch in the third quarter as Joyner’s shot blocking ability shut down Gilas Batang’s offensive run, forcing its players to take shots from afar. Gilas Batang scored eight points only while IT&E excelled with Lerio picking up where he left off with two shots from beyond the arc while Poquiz and Zapata joined the rally to give IT&E a double-digit spread.

In the final quarter, the players of Gilas Batang gave it their all. Jugos rekindled the fire with back-to-back three-pointers while Wijangco and Tibayan connected with two more to cut IT&E’s lead.

But IT&E’s players used the clock to their advantage, turning each successful defensive stop into a made bucket on the other end to secure the win, 79-63.

Blue Haus 111, Saimar Pilot 77

Blue Haus is still the team to beat following a blowout victory over Saimar Pilot.

It was Ehrol Peredo who gave Blue Haus the easy win as he alone nearly matched up to Saimar Pilot’s 20 points, scoring15 points in the opening quarter. With Guiab and Berline contributing points, Blue Haus already had the win in the bag.

Peredo never stopped as he added 10 more points in the second canto while the rest of the team joined in the scoring spree to further extend their lead.

Saimar Pilot’s biggest run came in third quarter as Singca, Romo and Dela Cruz contributed three buckets each but these were not enough. Blue Haus never cooled down as Ehrol’s brother, Richard Peredo, took over the final quarter with 15 points for a 111-77 Blue Haus victory.

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