Dumlao’s coup failed against Exile’s tyrannical offensive rage

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By Jacob Canlas – Published February 5, 2020

In a classic showdown, one fell after another as witnesses in the third duel of the Inter Pick-up League as veteran team Exile 40 Up displayed that fundamentals is everything against the young guns of Dumlao Thursday at the Upper Deck gym, Sunday afternoon, 93-82

Exile’s offense flowed smoothly and slowly climbed to average a three-point lead in the first canto. Their power inside the paint remains unchallenged, cleaning up missed attempts and posting up all the way to the bucket.

Christian Baarde racked up the team-high of 28 points in an 80 percent shooting inside the arc while also clenching eight rebounds. This terrific efficiency inside the paint continued in his team mate Herrera that managed 16 points in a perfect production of 8 for 8 output inside the arc.

While Exile’s duo graced the paint, Joey Valencia's warm hands lit up the rim with his sharpshooting to gather 15 points, downing three triples to add to his four assists.

In Dumlao’s attempt to retake the lead, midway in the second canto, Exile’s productive offense and hard-hitting defense damages in full as they catapulted into a double-digit lead towards the end game.

With the paint manned with the tall and pounding Exile cagers, Dumlao’s veterans employed pull-up jumpers to keep their team afloat.

Raffy Arcilla grabbed the game-high of 29 points, shooting effectively at 84 percent inside the arc. Louis Ranosa and Patrick Belleza 15, and 14 points respectively.

With a growing resistance on the Dumlao bench, they managed to cut Exile’s 20-point lead in the final quarter but ultimately failing to overtake their antagonists completely as they suffered their first loss.