Sarok Weavers off to rousing start in Catmon caging

(The Freeman) - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The Consolacion Sarok Weavers opened their championship bid with a 103-85 thrashing of Danao City in the 25-under category of the 1st Mayor Gestopa Cup Inter-Town Basketball Tournament at the Catmon Sports Complex.

After an ice-cold start, the Sarok Weavers of coach Paul Alelu Flores assisted by Jun “Pafom” Pepito, Lee Mar Dahil and Jorge Ermac whipped up a furious offensive storm in the second half to turn the tables on Danao at the final buzzer.

Trailing by 17 points, 12-29, after the first 10 minutes play, the Sarok Weavers, powered by collegiate standouts Froiland Maglasang from the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers and JC Escalona from the Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) Wildcats, countered with a 32-11 blitz to seize control of the match, 72-60, at the end of the third stanza.

The Sarok Weavers launched their second wave of attack in the final quarter to dump Danao by 18 points when the dust settled.

Maglasang led all scorers with 29 points, eight rebounds, six assists and six steals even as four other Sarok Weavers cracked double figures.

Brevin Keith Padayogdog tallied 14 markers and 11 rebounds, Jessie Bathan scored 12 laced with six steals and three assists, Paolo Dalumpines had 10 points and eight assists while  Escalona tossed in 10 points and nine assists for the Sarok Weavers, who are fully supported by Consolacion Mayor Joannes ‘Joyjoy’ P. Alegado.

Rey Remigio netted 25 points while John Castañeda finished with 14 points in a losing cause for Danao.

Organized by Catmon LGU under the leadership of Mayor Irish Baylon Gestopa, the games are under the supervision of councilors Jose Barte and Lloyd Oyas, and SK Federation President Haley Pupa assisted by Ben Ashley Rebuyas, Richard Baylon, Engr. Raymund Branzuela, Ava Demonteverde, George Molina Mysie Oling, Lt. Jose Dante Talandron, and Lyneth Sangalang. EBV

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