BAGUIO CITY- The Masters etched their first win in the semis of the YMCA cup last Monday, August 17, 2015 over BWD-A, during their cross over match in bracket “M”, 95-77, to force a decision game for a spot in the championships at the YMCA Gym here. Their knock-out game will be played today, August 23, 9:00 am. at the same venue.
Leading the pack to victory for the Masters are Paul Publico and Benjie Llorente, both posting double digits, and outscoring BWD-A’s Mark Regua and Alvin Ora on the field to post a 14-12, 24-23, 27-17, and 30-25, quarter scores.
On the other hand, Bracket “M” number one ranked YMCA Basketball Stars edged GT Quest ranked number 4, by four points to 89-85 on the final buzzer to take the first seat for the championships. Mean time, GT Quest will be relegated for the third place game facing the loser of the knock out game on game two between Masters and BWD-A.
By the time this paper hits the stand, the combatants for the championship would be already clearer as Bracket “C” Number 2 Kuya Ponz went up against Number 3 Reunite while bracket “Y” ranked 1 ROC was up against number 4 Team Irisan last August 19.
Bracket “A” ranked 2 team Strawberry Pickers clashed with number 3 ranked BWD-B and ranked number 1 St. Peter squared with ranked number 4 Team YMCA scheduled last August 21. Likewise, bracket “C” ranked number 1 Knights faced ranked number 4 SWAGG and bracket “Y” ranked number 2 team BBP@CBI wnet up against ranked number 3 Isaiah on a busy day.
In case semi-final games have the necessity for a knock-out game, they will be scheduled today, August 23 starting at 9:00 AM at the YMCA gym. Championship games for all brackets are scheduled on August 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM at the same venue.