La Trinidad – The La Trinidad Benguet International Baptist Church – Escudo squeaked past the Brethren in two overtimes, 93-91, during the 3rd season of the Laity Cup last July 8, 2015 at the San Jose Gym here.
Allaine Berkley Abibuag was consistent all throughout the match, firing a game high 39 points and twin brother Allaine Casey Abibuag made sure his brother’s effort will not go to waste as Escudo and Brethren in the first double overtime game in the Laity Cup Series that was finished past 10:00 at night.
Berkley was the brawn of Escudo’s offense all night, firing 8, 8, 7, 9, 7 in the different quarters and overtime while Casey converted two crucial baskets in the dying seconds of the second overtime to preserve a Escudo win.
In the other game, Rodel Villoria canned 14 points in the first quarter to led the COMELEC Stallions over the Holy Knights, 100-77. The Stallions threatened to blow the game wide open at half time but the Knights made a run during the third to inch back closer. Erick pamogas and Rosilo Kitab had 8 and 6, respectively to lead the Knight charge and cut the lead to just 10.
However, Villoria and Danstun Tad-o answered back with 10 and 8, respectively in the fourth to bag the game.
July 9 second game:
COMELEC 100: Villoria 36, Dexter Cawis 21, Jordan Mateo 20, Tad-o 13, Julius Torres 8, Benjie Congowan 2, Bryan Balanon, Hadie Badio.
Holy Knights 77: Kitab 26, Nicomille Caliging 19, Chester Zambrano 15, Pamogas 10, Bob Cabellan 4, Nestor Remolacio 3, Allan Jimeno, Rolando Jimeno.
Quarterscores: 28-15, 54-40, 72-62, 100-77. 3 Pt shots made: Villoria 4, Torres 2, Kitab 3, Caliging 1.
LTBIBC-Escudo 93: AB Abibuag 39, AC Abibuag 15, Edenbhert Tong 10, Fritzgerald Tong 10, Earl Patrick Ng 8, Andrew Demot 7, Chris Bansan 4, Funk Caoili.
Brethren 91: Xander Batanes 23, Clifton Agasen 22, Jefferson Dennis 18, Ronan Milo 14, Mark Galian 6, Charston Cho 4, Lennon Tiago 4.
Quarterscores: 26-18, 46-42, 63-all, 76-all, 82-all, 93-91. 3 Pt shots made: AB Abibuag 5, E Tong 3, Demot 1, Batanes 3, Dennis 3, Agasen 1, Galian 1.