ARQ Builders, KCS stay unbeaten
(The Freeman) - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  The ARQ Builders/KSB Glass and Kiboy’s Computer Solutions (KCS) spanked their respective rivals to keep their undefeated records intact in the Mayor Edgardo C. Labella 1st Charter Cup Basketball Tournament on Thursday night at the Cebu City Sports Institute gym.

Ferdinand Lusdoc dropped 21 points on top of five rebounds and three steals as the ARQ Builders slammed ASPA, 92-80, to extend their winning streak to three games.

Jojo Tangkay scored 16 laced with four rebounds, three assists and as many steals while Shaq Imperial and Lyndon Gomez contributed 12 markers each for the Marvin Caro-mentored ARQ Builders, who staged a fierce third-quarter assault to turn back ASPA.

Trailing by 10 points after the first period, 15-25, which they trimmed to two at halftime, 39-41, the ARQ Builders retaliated with a sizzling 30-16 spurt in the third stanza to seize control of the match, 69-57, for good going into the last quarter.

KCS, on the other hand, also got off to a rousing 3-0 start after thrashing LM Paragsa, 98-79.

Melvin Butohan scattered 15 points, five rebounds, and three steals, Ted Saga had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four steals while Harold Cincoflores chipped in 11 markers, six assists and four steals for KCS, which whipped up a furious offensive storm in the second half to blow away LMP.

Ahead by just four at the break, 46-42, KCS outpointed LMP in the third, 22-13, as well as in the final period, 30-24, to come up with a 19-point romp.

In the other game, Fighter 50 Wine banked on a balanced attack to whack Athalia 1 on 1 , 94-82.

Danny Aying tallied 19 points and eight rebounds,  Dyll Roncal cashed in 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists while Jaybie Mantilla piled up 17 points, seven rebounds, and three assists as Fighter 50 improved their win-loss mark to 2-1.

Councilor Dondon Hontiveros was the other bright spot for Fighter 50 with 16 points, three rebounds, and four assists. EBV

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