Ex­cit­ing knock­out matches

As the Green CdeO Ea­gles hoopfest un­veils 2nd Pres­i­dent’s Cup semi­fi­nal round

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By LYNDE SALGADOS

WHILE the fa­bled Team Alam Na and ti­tle­hun­gry Ro­muls Power are seek­ing to ar­range a re­match of their so­called “un­fin­ished busi­ness” from last sea­son’s ri­valry, Team Daabay and the equally-dan­ger­ous Team Doc Neri may yet to spoil the much an­tic­i­pated meet­ing in the fi­nal.

And this sce­nario only adds fire to the ex­cit­ing semi­fi­nal round of the 2018 Green CdeO Ea­gles 2nd Pres­i­dent’s Cup bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment on Thurs­day night, Nov. 8 at the SPC cov­ered court in Ca­gayan de Oro.

“Kul­bahi­nam ang semi­fi­nal matches kay mga batan-on ang kon­tra de­likado ma-ilok ang Team Alam Na ug Ro­muls Power sa cross­over round,” said tour­na­ment games barker Roberto `Dong­cabs’ Ca­ballero.

Last con­fer­ence’s fi­nal­ists Team Alam Na and Ro­mulz Power both made it to the big 4 round at the ex­pense of the Ea­gles As­pi­rants (win by for­fei­ture) and Team Sa­raus (92-72), re­spec­tively.

Against Team Doc Neri in the knock­out semis round, the multi-ti­tled Team Alam Na of team man­agers An­jun Gomez and Yogi Hem­brador will have the re­ju­ve­nated Bon­ing Biongcog, a for­mer Oro bas­ket­ball ju­nior MVP, as their big­gest headache. While Ro­muls Power will have the acid test from the youth­ful side of Team Daabay in­ten­si­fied by the likes of Shian Galanida, Taro­toy Re­moto, Arvin Mon­terona, An­der­son Mauri­cio and Ed Gustilo who are mostly still in their early 30s.

(LYNDE SALGADOS)

UN­DER­DOG. The Bon­ing Biongcog-led Team Doc Neri af­ter their thrilling es­cape in the quar­ter­fi­nals of the Ea­gles hoopfest.

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