ABSOLUTE defeated Nestea, 83-71 while Pag-Ibig blasted Creamy Delight, 82-59 in the Class B division to open the Fil-Sino Asia Brewery Cup 2019 last January 19 at the Tay Tung Po Hang Gym.
Absolute’s Nikol Medina exploded for 15 points while Brian Coo backed up with 13 points for a 33-23 advantage in the first quarter.
In the 2nd quarter Efraim Valencia, Yanyan Dy and Luigi Coo combined for 19 points to extend the lead to 53-38 at halftime.
Absolute continued with their dominance by maintaining a double-digit lead through the 2nd half behind Medina’s 18 points as Coo added 17 and Valencia with 14.
Meanwhile, Joshua Chua and Joshua Co led Nestea with 13 and 12 points, respectively
In the 2nd game, Pag-Ibig Fund surged ahead in the first quarter with 19-7 lead behind Lito Dumdum’s 11 points.
Cesar Tan continued with Pag-Ibig’s onslaught in the 2nd period with 11 points and Johann Ledesma scoring 5 for a commanding 39-22 lead at halftime.
Creamy Delight bounced back in the 3rd with a barrage of 3 pointers from Carmelo Ruiz and MJ Rosal to cut their deficit to 44-55 at the 3rd canto.
But, Pag-Ibig stepped up on their defense in the final period as Dumdum and Tan delivering the points.
Dumdum and Tan led Pag-Ibig with 16 and 11 points, respectively, while Ruiz was the lone double-digit scorer for Creamy Delight with 11 markers./