the big prize.
This time, they made it sure to go home with huge grin on their faces with plenty
The Warriors led by E. Maravilla and Jerwin Ibit, provided the 1–2 punch to propel
their squad via 64–48 convincing win over the Vancouver Hoop Squad in the
finals of Drive and Dish tournament held last Sunday at Clayton Heights
Secondary School gymnasium in Surrey.
Maravilla had a team–high 25 points while Ibit and L. Macinas chipped in 20 and
11 markers, respectively.
The Hoop Squad were pace by Robert, who tallies 14 points while Fernan
contributed for 9 points.
It was a see–saw battle in the first half where it registered three deadlocks, the last
at 23–23 on a split free throws by Robert, 3:52 in the second period.
But that proved to be the last hurrah for the Hoopsters, who allowed the Warriors
to score seven straight points anchored on a trey and free throws from Ibit and a
basket from Maravilla to end the period.
From there, there was no looking back for the Warriors, firing from all cylinders,
including a rare four–point play from Ibit to give the Warriors a 37–26 cushion,
6:22 remaining in the third canto.
Warriors coach Rommel Sanchez admitted his wards wanted to win badly after a
disappointing loss in their last finals stint.
“We’re really determined to win so the boys give their best right from the very
start. They’re well prepared for this game,’ he says.
In the Division B (losers bracket division) The Cardinals, headed by playing–coach
John Raganit emerge victorious at the conclusion of this championship.
pinaghandaan namin ang game na ito,” said Raganit.
Meanwhile, The 8–ball quintet pocket the 3rd place award in this festivity made
possible courtesy of Umac and SMDC(Alex Mino)