Greenies, Blue Eaglets open PSSBC campaigns on right note
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 15, 2019 11:23 AM
(Photo by Josh Albelda)
La Salle Green Hills encountered some scary moments before eking out an 87-85 win over La Consolacion College at start of the 8th PSSBC-Freego Cup last Friday at SGS gym in Quezon City.
RC Calimag erupted for 28 points on an impressive 6-of-11 shooting from the 3-points apart from posting six boards, three assists, and two steals to help the Greenies turn back the gritty La Consolacion dribblers.
After the first two quarters, the Greenies appeared headed for a big win when they took a 57-38 advantage, but were jolted in the next frame as La Consolacion outscored them 31-11 and even led by as many as five points in the payoff period.
The Greenies, however, rallied with Calimag shattering a 78-all count with back-to-back three-point shots that finally restored order on the way to victory in the Group A eliminations of the annual tournament also sponsored by Blackwater Sports, IronCon Builders, Jumbo Plastic Linoleum, Macbeth Underwear, Hapee Toothpaste, MEC Networks, and Poly Gloss-Rain or Shine.
Ateneo, meantime, made a triumphant return in the event also backed by Gerry’s Grill, Sumo GI Sheet, Cherrylume, Choi Garden, and Molten after outlasting San Sebastian, 81-76, in Group B action.
The Eaglets dominated the Staglets early on, posting a lead as big as 19 points before the Recto-based squad made a furious charge late.
But time was not on Baste's side and that allowed Ateneo to pull it through – thanks to a balanced attack with Forthsky Padrigao tallying 18 points and 12 assists.