BAGUIO CITY- TEAM YMCA eye’s the semi final birth of the 10th YMCA CUP here at the YMCA gymnasium after beating the YMCA Basketball club in game two last December 22, 2015, 88-81, to give team YMCA a chance in the semi final berth with just a game to go against the life savers.
With a shallow bench, team YMCA took the beating from the younger YMCA Basketball Club from the first canto of play trailing by ten points 16-26, but somehow recovered in the second canto to post a 21-16 blast to cut the lead to five points at the end of the second half 37-42.
Still on the front seat in the start of the third canto of play, the YMCA Ballclub capitalizing on their speed and determined to put on more points against tem YMCA managed to only post a 24-22 blast against the yellow shirts to lead only by seven points at the end of the third canto 59-66.
Following the fourth quarter action, the tide seemed to turn against the YMCA ballclub with team YMCA tightening their defense for possible outlet passes that gave the opportunity for them to force deadlocks after deadlocks until the last minutes of play at 81-81, that gave them the momentum to take the front seat posting a 29-22 run over the YMCA Ballclub to win the game 88-81.
Meanwhile, the following teams will see action for the semi-final round in accordance to their game performances and standings; for BRACKET A – VIRAC (6 WINS- 0 LOSS), LOPEZ BUILDING ( 4 wins-2 loss), BOWLS & STICKS (4 wins – 2 loss), and ISIAH 7:14 (3 wins-3 loss).
On the other hand the possibility of a triple tie in Bracket B for the teams’ respective positions for the semi final berth will be resolved through quotient system. The following teams are; NORTHPHIL-POSTAL BANK (6 wins-1 loss), TEAM YMCA (4 wins – 2 loss), YMCA BASKETBALL CLUB (4 wins – 2 loss), YMCA BODYBUILDING CLUB (5 wins – 1 loss). Semi-Final games will be played at the YMCA here on December 27, 2015, at eight o’clock in the morning.