LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Puguis used a timely third quarter run to outlast the Muslim Brothers, 82-70, in the 35Up Inter-barangay bracket of the fifth season of the Liga La Trinidad last Spetember 9, 2017 at the La Trinidad Municpal Gym, here.
Puguis went on a 19-9 rampage to broke away from a 44-all standoff and pulled away from the tight game, carrying a ten-point lead going to the fourth.
They went on to build a 20-point margin early in the fourth before the Muslim Brothers chop it to the final margin of 12 points.
The two protagonists were actually neck-to-neck in the first two quarters, exchanging possession of a two-point advantage at the end of each quarter.
The win was Puguis’ third against two losses while the loss is Muslim Brothers’ fifth straight.
Puguis (82): Henry Dongla 33, Allan Bataclao 18, Charlie Lubuat 18, Satanford Garcia 9, Jerry Danglipen 4, Alex Calimodag.
Muslim Brothers (70): Tata Abapo 33, Nor Hamen 14, John Damaso 10, Toto Calanza 7, Bri Jamsid 2, Ramon Rivera, Jr. 2, Garmel Cadag 2, Harold Cadag.
Quarter scores: 20-22, 38-36, 63-53, 82-70
By: ARMANDO M. BOLISLIS