Dramatic championship game ends with Team BBCA winning Nelson Cup Championship, defeating Team BBH-B 72-66
The first season of the Lincoln David Nelson Basketball cup concluded with Team BBCA hoisting the trophy over Team BBH-B.
In a game that was close all throughout as the lead kept shifting back and forth, Team BBCA made the big plays down the stretch to prevail over the men of Team B.
Team BBH ended the 1st quarter with the lead but Team BBCA put together a solid 2nd quarter to take the lead at the half. This was only a preview to a dramatic 2nd half.
In the 3rd quarter, neither team was able to score a lot with the defensive intensity turned up as the period ended with the score deadlocked at 48-48.
In the 4th, Team BBCA jumped out to a six point lead but Team BBH went on a 10-0 run to put them four points in the hole, anchoring their scoring on tight defense leading to easy transition scoring opportunities. Team BBCA responded again with several quick baskets to take another lead but Team BBH went on another run over the next few minutes to lead again. As the time wound down, Team BBCA put in another scoring spurt to take the lead for good which they held on until the end. Team BBH tried to battle back but a few miscues and errors in the closing minutes left them short as Team BBCA celebrated their championship.
Salvador Dahuloran had a big double-double with 18 points & 17 rebounds to lead all players in both statistical categories for the game. Jethro Perino tallied 17 points to go along with 8 boards. Pastor Shenn Jay Bihag scored 10 points and
For the losing side, Aldwin Obeñita led Team B with 15 points & 5 steals, while Norben Claro and Johann Damasco added 13 points each.
Final Score: 72-66
Team BBCA, 72: Dahuloran, 18; Perino, Jethro, 17; Bihag, 10; Lahayon, 8; Enguito, 5; Tiamson, 5; Balatayo, 4; Melendez, 4; Perino, Jeremy, 1.
BBH Team B, 66: Obeñita, 15; Claro, 13; Damasco, 13; Sanchez, 7; Sulinay, 7; Macario, 5; Galupo, 2; Lanza 2; Tauli, 2.