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Poblacion Oriental upsets Jugan in ‘Lacion cagefest

CEBU, Philippines — Poblacion Oriental pulled off an 80-71 upset of Jugan in the Inter-Barangay Seniors A of the 7th Mayor Teresa 'Nene' P. Alegado Fiesta Basketball Cup at the Lamac gym in Consolacion.

Brothers Lemuel and Louie Malagar connived for 51 points for Poblacion Oriental, which was in complete command after racing to a 25-18 start. They sustained their sizzling run in the next two quarters to rip the game apart, 66-46, entering the final period.

In the other IB Seniors A match, Randy Colonia fired 23 points while Roy Tuñacao and James Padin had 26 points in between them as Cansaga outlasted Nangka, 79-60. Cansaga went ice-cold after taking an early 21-11 lead but shot back to life in the third canto to regain a 59-46 advantage.

In the Inter-Barangay Seniors B, Jenman Arcilla unloaded 26 points, Julito Medillo had 18 while Junrey Arcilla scored 12 as Lanipga crushed Tilhaong, 71-51. Lanipga never looked back after posting a 34-23 edge at halftime.

In the midgets category that is introduced for the first time in the annual league, Jovan Gerundio, Matt Estrada and Jupit Bandala combined for 24 points to power Tugbongan past Danglag, 48-33, while James Jubay, Lester Cañete and Mark John Ruelo conspired for 35 points to vault Jugan to a 75-54 rout of Poblacion Oriental.

Not to be outdone, Rodrigo Cutamora netted 12 points as Poblacion Occidental edged Tayud, 56-46, while Jayvee Cantago erupted for 22 points in Tilhaong's 73-53 blowout of Lanipga.

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In SK Juniors A, Jumanjie Evardo scored 18 as Jugan upended Poblacion Oriental, 63-55, while Claire Ropal, Winston Pepito, and Earl Dumol piled up 38 points to lift Nangka to a 71-69 thriller over Cansaga.

On the other hand, Tilhaong trounced Lanipga, 85-64, in SK Juniors B to complete the winners' circle after three days of action in the month-long tournament that is among the highlights of Consolacion's annual fiesta in honor of their beloved patron San Narciso on October 29. (FREEMAN)

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