K11, Buguias, Wangz gears up for twice to beat advantage


LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – K11 got a squeaker win over Kath Kiel, 78-76, last June 7, 2017 at the La Trinidad Municipal Gym, here, and Buguias followed suit last June 9 to remain tied for the fight to gain twice to beat advantage in Bracket G; while the La Amistad Wangz got a crucial win to remain in contention for the same price in Bracekt F.

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K11 currently posses a 5-2 win-loss record to Buguias, 4-2, who are currently playing Kabado as of press time. The two teams are in a heated battle to a top two finish and grab a twice to beat advantage going into the semis. Kath mkiel and the Avengers, both at 4-3, are still in the running the second seed.

Truant finished its elimination round with 9 wins and 2 losses to secure at least a tie for first place. The Avengers (5-3), DRJ (4-4), and Isaac-UC (4-4), can still mathematically contend for a top four spot in a very tight race.

In Bracket F action, the La Amistad Wangz completed its elimination round schedule with a victory over cellar-dweller Halsema Route 51, 70-64, and set itself up for a possible automatic semifinal slot. They will have a chance to finish at second Pocna beats PROCOR in its last game. Pocna, likewise, hopes to win its last match to avoid possible complications for a playoff appearance.

On the other hand, Tropazz did its part to keep its Bracket H semis slim hopes alive by also barely scalping the Joseans Batch ’91, 74-72, last June 4 also at the same venue.

The win of Tropazz over the Joseans was a crucial one in keeping their chances for a semis appearance alive. They tied their victims at 4-4, just a game behind fourth placers Farmers Zone Trading and Sweet Peas.

Tropazz would have to win its last game and would be an interested audience when Farmers Trading and the Joseans will meet for their last game and when Sweet Peas goes up against the Apagers.

A win by Tropazz and losses by Farmers and Sweet Peas will send the fourth seed into a tie-breaker.

In the meantime, the LTMPS got two victories to complete its elimination round with only one loss and locked-up sole possession of first place in Bracket I.

It routed Agi-Kabayan first last June 4, before locking the top seed at the expense of the Falcon-Isaiah 7:14 last June 7, 90-77.

Falcon ended up tied with North for the second best record but will advance as the second seed due to the win-over-the-other rule.

Both LTMPS and Falcon will go straight to the semis carrying a twice to beat advantage.

North and the Emissaries currently occupy third and fourth. The Wesleyans, Agi-Kabayan and the BED I Pavers are disputing the final two playoff slots.

The Neophytes routed Motocure, 91-53, last June 9 to finish its elimination round schedule with a 7-2 record and momentarily take first place but are expected to yield it back to Gardenville unless Sadiq can squeeze out a win in its last game.