La Trinidad, Benguet – The La Trinidad, Benguet International Baptist Church (LTBIBC), Latter Day Saints and the Executive Mixers joined the rooster of early winners upon completion of last week’s games in the Laity Cup last Thursday, September 15, at the San Jose Gym, here.
The Latter Day Saints spanked host San Jose, 77-60, to post their second win in as many games to grab a share of solo first for the tournament. The Saints earlier came back from an early deficit to upend the Alliance Wonders, last September 1 for their first win.
It would not take long before LTBIBC posted a 101-93 win against McDonalds, Baguio-Benguet to also grab their second win for the tournament. LTBIBC earlier routed the Holy Knights, 84-64, on opening night. Both LTBIBC and the saints now tie the Wesleyans at the top of the team standings with a 2-0 win-loss card.
Meanwhile, the Executive Mixers began another crack at the Inter-office Bracket as they nipped the Legal Team, 70-64, to start their campaign on a high note. The Mixers won the first edition of the bracket, then known as the Special Tournament, last July 28. They now lead the bracket team standings.
The Caliking Atok Youth Group and Immaculate Concepcion of Taba-ao, Kapangan tries to get their second win at the expense of each other as they are slated to meet on today, Sunday at 1:30 PM at the San Jose Gym. The Alliance Wonders vs Don Bosco Boys, on the other hand, will meet at 3:00 PM for the race to get out of the cellar at this stage of the tournament.
In the BBA League, the semifinal round shall resume on September 22, Thursday, also at the San Jose Gym. The first match will start at around 6:30 and will feature Top Seed Buguias against the Fourth Seed Kibungan Rockwall. The second semis game will start at 7:40 and will feature Third Seed La Trinidad Berries against Fifth Seed Agi-Kabayan.
Buguias, Kibungan and La Trinidad all capitalized against their lower ranked opponents while Agi-Kabayan advanced at the expense of fourth seed Tublay Owls.
BY: ARMANDO M. BOLISLIS.