Game 2 Recap: Team BBCA explodes in the 4th Quarter to win over BBH Team C 90-67
by Clyde Tauli
After three quarters of a tightly contested game, Team BBCA (Bethel Baptist Christian Academy) found its stride in the 4th quarter to blow open the game and grab the win over Team BBH-C.
Leading by only 4 points, 56-52, at the start of the final period, Team BBCA capitalized on their strength and energy as they outscored Team BBH-C by 19 points, 34-15, in the decisive 4th quarter.
Team BBCA put all five starters in double figures as they spread the scoring around. Salvador Dahuloran spearheaded the charge with a team-high 19 points, completing his performance with 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 7 steals. Jethro Perino had 18 points and Johann Balatayo put up 17. Pastor Shenn Jay Bihag and Jeremy Perino also poured in 11 points each.
Piniel Yambagon put up a monster effort with 27 points and 17 rebounds, doing everything to keep his team in the game, but lost steam late as Team BBH-C couldn’t keep up with the speed and endurance of their opponents. Louel Binahon added 19 points, scoring most of them on drives to the basket. Pastor Jess Mendoza, putting his erstwhile scoring skills on display, put 10 points on the board.
But the story of this game was the vigor of youth triumphing over the skill of maturity.
With their younger players unavailable for the evening, Team BBH-C fielded a lineup with an average age over 40. Facing the young legs of the opposition, Team BBH-C was able to match their play for most of the game, even holding the lead early, before gassing out and yielding at the end.
Final Score: 90-67.
Team BBCA: Dahuloran, 19; Perino, Jethro, 18; Balatayo, 17; Perino, Jeremy, 11; Bihag, 11; Tiamson, 8; Melendez, 6.
Team BBH-C: Yambagon, 27; Binahon, 19; Mendoza, 10; Solomon, 3; Bañaria, 2; Baril, 2; Rayos, 2; Panganiban, 2.
Game and Tournament Notes: Game 3 is on Nov. 25, 2013, 6 PM. Team BBH-A vs. Team BBH-C.