Solid All the way: Los Solidos x Vanilla Stop are Squires Division champions


By Hamsha Nocedo - Published December 13, 2019

Los Solidos x Vanilla Stop are now sitting on the Squires Division throne after dismantling Petiks Express in the Kings of the Court / STR8 Division Finals Season 11 last Sunday at the historic The Upper Deck Lifestyle Center in Ortigas, 98-83.

Season MVP Patrick Racelis made his presence as early as the first quarter, anchoring Los Solidos in a 23-17 after the opening frame.

Then, Finals MVP Rap Osorio took over in the second half, scoring six straight points to put them up by ten, 53-43 halfway through the third period, and continued to play better as they increase their advantage to commanding 15-points, 68-53, going to the final frame.

The champs opened up the fourth with a 7-3 blitz to pushed their lead to 19, then a few moments later posted their largest margin at 25, 87-62 and never looked back.

Osorio topscored with 20 points and eight rebounds, Racelis had another all-around performance with 14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Darwin Tulabot added 16 markers.

On the other hand, John Terrado kept Petiks Express afloat especially in the second canto when Los Solidos are trying to pull away. He keep on making the scoring punches and finished with 15 points, alongside six boards.

However, they couldn’t stop Los Solidos fluid offense as they have no answer against Racelis and the gang. Zedric Datu and Jasper Teaño is the only support Terrado could get from his team with 13 and ten respectively.