Alumni `94 fi­nally snaps los­ing skein

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Sports - By JAIME A. FRIAS II

ALUMNI 1994 cagers fi­nally wig­gled out from their los­ing streak, best­ing Batch 1996, 70-58 in the 8th XUHS-ABA Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment on Satur­day at the Xavier Es­tates and Coun­try Club here.

Red-hot Jerome Pagute and Paul Valencia tal­lied 21 and 13 points each to lead 94’s mo­rale-boost­ing win also for­ti­fied by the rock­solid pres­ence of bull-strong cen­ter Dex­ter Pa­jaren from in­side the paints.

Char­lie Inoc, Ken Berza, Rocky Calin­gin and John Michael Geroy also had their big share in 94’s of­fen­sives.

Com­plet­ing 94’s cast are Jared Abad, Ryan Bag-ao, Nino Lazo, Vin­cent Ho­jas and Den Cen­teno.

XUHS 96 drib­blers started strong as they took the first quar­ter with a six-point ad­van­tage and fought their way to a tight third quar­ter squab­ble.

But the 94ers got strong in the fourth quar­ter, even post­ing a 12-point lead.

From there, they never looked in tak­ing the sec­ond spot with a 7-3 win-loss card in the St. Faber Cup di­vi­sion.

“Na-in­spired kami sa pag-abot sa among team man­ager nga si Jong Gomez and he’s very sup­port­ive sa amoa,” Lazo said af­ter the game.

Elich Al­fante scored 19 mark­ers for 96’s los­ing cause.

TRI­UMPHANT Batch XUHS 1994 drib­blers. Sup­plied Photo

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