2002 Goats hand 2005 Chameleons first loss in USC-NABC
(The Freeman) - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The 2002 Goats prevailed over the 2005 Chameleons, 68-57, in a battle of undefeated teams in the 2019 University of San Carlos-North Alumni Basketball Conference (USC-NABC) Cebu City Mayor’s Cup over the weekend at the USC-North Campus gymnasium.

Joel Dinawanao scattered 18 points as the Goats seized the solo lead in Division 2 with a perfect 3-0 slate. In sharp contrast, the Chameleons saw their three-game win streak come to a sudden red stop.

In the other games, the Ninety Niners, 1988 Barakos, 2013 District and the 2011 Sharks all raised their records to 3-1.

For the third consecutive time, Joseph Chu Bragat played like a man possessed, churning out 32 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals to catapult the Ninety Niners to a 77-65 drubbing of the 1995 Bulldogs, while King Osabel dropped 25 points on top of 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals as the District slammed the 2009 Legacy, 89-70.

Not to be outdone, Dindo Sausa bulldozed his way to a 27-point finish spiked with six rebounds as the Barakos edged the 1987 Bros, 61-56, while Dave Guardiario cashed in 26 points, five rebounds and five assists in the Sharks’ 80-60 demolition of the 2007 Waybus.

On the other hand, the 1995 Pirates and the 2005 Rebels both snapped out of their three-game losing skid.

Emerson Jaime posted 25 points and 10 rebounds as the Pirates zapped the 1992 Little Rascals, 63-49, while Ian Callet had 12 points and six rebounds for the Rebels, who also barged into the win column with a 65-58 triumph over the 2002 Lions.

The other results saw the 2003 Stallions whipping the 2001 Builders, 66-42, and the 1996 Chubbies  slamming the 1993 Dragons, 64-48. Ramon Datan showed the way for the Stallions with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Ramesh Mulchandani paced the Chubbies with 18 markers. (FREEMAN)

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