Bifrutas grabbed the solo lead in the corporate competitive after eluding exlile

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By Hamsha Nocedo, published July 10, 2019

 

 

Bifrutas protected their lead in the fourth to carved out an 85-78 victory over Exile and grabbed the solo top spot in the Kings of the Court | STR8 Corporate Competitive division held at the Upperdeck gym.

 

The white shirts played hard nosed defense in the pay-off period to protect their double-digit advantage. Jim Yonzon led the way for Bifrutas with 25 points, while shooting an efficient 67% from the field. He also answered Exile’s rallies throughout the game for them to remain unbeaten.

 

Marthy Pelayo added 14 points, while their floor general Perry Scott had ten and dished out eight dimes. Darrel Magsigay also chipped in 10 and five boards.

 

Meanwhile, Exile inched closer by reducing the lead to just seven at 1:46 mark in the final frame, but a back-to-back inside baskets by Ralph Sonsona and Yonzon kept Exile at bay.

 

Losing efforts for Jake Dia who had 14 points and three rebounds, Jay-R Patricio and Mar Reyes both had 11 a piece, while Eman Elarmo and Ellard Cortez both had 10 markers.

 

Both teams came out fast at the start as the two undefeated teams were playing all-out to grab the top spot, Bifrutas had a five point advantage at the end of the first behind Magisgay’s jumper, 25-20.

 

Exile’s shooting went sour in the second period and their opponent exploited it by transition baskets, though in the half court, Bifrutas were also struggling.

 

However, the winning team had too many second chance points to put them up by six going to halftime, 44-38.

 

No teams are in control in the third, until Bifrutas went inside and had a four point swing courtesy of Ron Villanueva and Scott’s back-to-back layup to up by ten fourth quarter, 65-55.

 

 

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