Cot­ton­seed beats Crossfit to force Game 3 in Shaabaa

Sun.Star Cebu - - PRIME SPORTS - / RCM

Dark horse team 2008 Cot­ton­seed forced a de­cid­ing Game 3 in the 22nd Sa­cred Heart-Ate­neo Alumni Bas­ket­ball Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion ( Shaabaa) af­ter beat­ing 2009 Crossfit Subtero, 72-61, in Game 2 in the Divi­sion C Fi­nals se­ries held last Sun­day at the Magis Ea­gles Arena in SHS-AdC Can­du­man Cam­pus.

The sixth-seed Batch 2008 gained lever­age in the sec­ond half as they caught the de­fense of Batch 2009 nap­ping, for a 43-30 blast in the fi­nal 20 min­utes.

The game was fought evenly in the open­ing quar­ter but Crossfit be­gan to as­sert its supremacy in the sec­ond and closed the first half with a 31-29 lead.

How­ever, Cot­ton­seed was de­ter­mined to live an­other day and went to take over the game from the younger batch in the fi­nal 20 min­utes en route to scor­ing a 12-point win. They evened the best-of-three fi­nals se­ries at 1-1.

Crossfit-Subtero de­feated Cot­ton­seed 70-58 in Game 1 held last Wed­nes­day.

Emil Gabuya played like a man pos­sessed as he scored the game high 32 points from a 16-of-20 shoot­ing from the field, in­clud­ing three-of-three clip from the three­p­oint area.

Ed Acuña was the other Batch 2008 player to score in dou­ble dig­its with 12 points.

Joseph Ian Roma and Aljun Vil­lar­ias, on the other hand, scored 12 points each for Batch 2009.

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