Yeates’ timely bucket in crunch time lifts Hoops Project over LSBC

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By Jacob Canlas – Published February 5, 2020

Though the dust has settled from the games before, the final match-up was far from settled as it unveiled a thrilling showdown between two promising squad as Hoops Project nabbed their first season victory against LSBC, 73-68.

The two returning squads clashed head-on, and make no mistake – it was far from nostalgic as the opposing teams battled intensely in the tight contention.

Recovering from a damaging first half, Hoops Project executed a stellar ball rotation and terrific paint prowess that decked out LSBC’s production, gaining an eight-point lead to close the first half.

The twin towers from Hoops Project did most of the damage as the eventual player of the game John Yeates dropped a whopping double-double of 15 points, and 19 rebounds while his brother-in-arms Rap Medina managed a stellar 17 points, and nine rebounds

As the game slowly slipping in their hands, LSBC tightened their defense and challenged Hoops Project’s authority inside the paint rendering a 50-all tally in the final minute of the third canto

With LSBC’s forwards neutralized, Brandon Espiras and Prodigo took helm shifting gears and burning the rubber for the smooth ball delivery. Espiras managed 17 points, and four rebounds while Prodigo clenched 15 points, and five assists.

The duo stalked their opposition closely like a predator hunting for the kill at a striking distance of a one-possession lead through the remaining minutes but as events unfolded – the hunter became hunted.

With a two-point Hoops Project lead in the final minutes, Yeates had a different plan and coursed through a lethal floater that subdue the threat as he pulled his team away for a five-point victory, 73-68.