Con­ver­gys gets grand slam ti­tle

Sun.Star Cebu - - PRIME SPORTS -

Con­ver­gys Con­vert­ers is now the win­ner of the CSCC E-League’s first grand slam ti­tle. It won a third straight cham­pi­onship with a heart-stop­ping 58-57 vic­tory over the Teleper­for­mance All-Stars in the de­cid­ing Game 3 of the Elite Clas­sic best-of-three cham­pi­onship series at the close of the 2017 Sea­son at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym last Satur­day.

The fi­nale went down to the fi­nal sec­ond of the game when Ad­mir Ba­tian­cilla scored the win­ning bas­ket at the sound of the fi­nal buzzer, to save Con­ver­gys from de­feat.

The Con­vert­ers were poised to end the game with a 56-54 lead in the wan­ing sec­onds of the game when Rahne Laborte gave Teleper­for­mance the up­per hand af­ter con­vert­ing a con­ven­tional three-point play off a foul, for a 57-56 lead with only 3.4 sec­onds left on the game clock.

Con­ver­gys, how­ever, made the smartest play of the game as soon as Jaime Pac­quiao re­ceived the in­bound pass from Jeyson Go­den and hastily fed the leather to Ba­tian­cilla, who drove strong to the bas­ket for the game win-

Con­vert­ers close the best-ofthree series with heart-stop­ping vic­tory against Teleper­for­mance All-Stars, 58-58

ning bas­ket.

Although, Teleper­for­mance con­tested the bas­ket as they claimed that it was im­pos­si­ble for Con­ver­gys to score a bas­ket with very lit­tle time left, but their protest was not up­held.

The game was con­sid­ered as one of the most thrilling down­the-wire games in the E-League’s his­tory.

Sher­win Re­silla, who car­ried most of the scor­ing load, was named Fi­nals MVP af­ter scor­ing 20 points and grab­bing 11 re­bounds to go with two as­sists, two steals and a block. Ba­tian­cilla added 10 points to com­pen­sate for the nine points of Franz Dione Dysam for Con­ver­gys, while Mar­cos Jung­goy scored 14 points, Rah­nee Laborte added 12 points and Ga­maliel Bas fin­ished with 11 re­bounds while scor­ing seven points for Teleper­for­mance. /

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