Carlo Chengco topscored for Crosstown Auto Centre with 17 points as he led his squad to their first win at the expense of Captain’s Boil, 80-72 in the 2022 Gathering Friendly Basketball Association tournament, April 2, at The Gathering Church gym.
Crosstown Auto slowed down in the second quarter but regained its composure at the start of the third canto with Mark Dorado and Floyd Eyao leading the charge as they outscored Captain’s Boil by 12 points to regain the lead by five points, 52-47.
Captain’s Boil tried to charge back in the last quarter with Melchor Sales and Eric Sangalang rallying their teammates but Crosstown Auto kept them at bay to secure an eight-point win.
Sales led the losing side with 20 points.
“The win is for Dodo,” said coach Chester Tiongson. Dodo De Guzman was a mainstay of the Crosstown Auto Centre team, even serving as team captain for Crosstown Auto’s master’s division squad. While suiting up for Crosstown’s open division team, Dodo was not a high scorer but was relied upon by his teammates for his tough defense and ability to always find an open man. He lost his battle to the Big C last year.
Crosstown Auto Centre (80) – Chengco 17, Eyao 13, M.Dorado 12, Orquez 11, Mananggit 11, De Leon 8, Arciaga , Garcia 3, Castillo 2.
Captain’s Boil (72) – Sales 20, Sangalang 15, Castillo 11, Perpetua 10, Marchand 6, Corpuz 4, Yeo 2, Becayagen 2, Yola 1, Cuenco 1.