Junior Archers fall to Squires in FCBL Finals

Posted By Marjorie Gorospe of INQUIRER.net

    Defending champion Letran College defeated De La Salle Zobel in the Filipino-Chinese Basketball League Freego Jeans Cup’s championship match Saturday at Buddhacare Gym in Quezon City, 85-82.

    With starting line up of Jerelan Tampus, Glenn Khobuntin, Mark Cruz, Jeffrey Ongteco and Jose Cabigas, Letran Squires and the Little
    Archers closed the first half with 36-36.

    But Tampus scored a total of 49 points and was declared the most valuable player while the rest of the scores were shared between Cruz, Khobuntin and Ongtengco.

    The Archers meanwhile relied on Luigi Dela Paz who shot 26 points and Nico Elorde, 16 points and 15 rebounds, with Anton Sevilla, Gwayne Capacio and Arnold Vanopstal providing support.

    Letran Coach Elmer Naponio said that the team’s determination led to their victory but admitted it was a Tampus show.

    “I’m happy and proud of Tampus although I must say that I also have expectations with the other players, but yes I am happy,” said Naponio adding that the team is ready for the upcoming NCAA season.

    In an earlier match, Ateneo de Manila University won over San Beda Red Cubs, 74-69. Luis Sinco shot 18 points while Red Cubs depended on Amer Baser who scored 16 points.

    FCBL Commisioner Horacio Lim later awarded the trophies to five most outstanding players, namely Mark Cruz (LC), Glenn Khobuntin(LC), Amer Baser of (SBC), Luigi Dela Paz (DLSZ), and Raphael Banal (ADMU).

    Supporting the tournament are TriDharma Mktg. Corp., F’g Denims Revolution, Dickies Underwear, Old Chinatown Koptitiam, Clincher Packaging Tape, Nougat Candy, Colt Commercial, Powerbest Marketing and Star Galaxy Industrial Fabricator Inc.

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