Go fires 10 treys for Team Duterte
SECRETARY Christopher “Bong” Go shot 10 triples as Team Duterte eked out an 83-81 victory against BJMP in its debut game in the Go For Hoops Basketball Tournament on Friday at the Genesis 88 Gym.
Go, the Special Assistant to President Rody Duterte, finished the game with 47 points to open Team Duterte’s campaign on a right track.
The sweet-shooting trusted aid of the chief executive displayed superb shooting from behind the arc capped with a right corner booming trey that gave Team Duterte a 81-78 lead under three minutes in the game.
Team Duterte banked on that clutch three-pointer to pull away with the hard-earned win.
BJMP threatened Team Duterte for the last time with its transition attack in the winding seconds of the match.
But the Jailmen's final play went bootless as they failed to make a heave as the time expires.
Four players led by Sumagang who scored 19 finished with double digits for BJMP which also got quality minutes from Bumatay (15), Frondoza (13) and Donguilles (12).
John Sevilla chipped in 14 baskets for Team Duterte.
Both teams managed to trade rallies all game long that spiced up the epic contest.
BJMP mounted a huge run midway of the third canto to take the upperhand.
But the advantage dissolved quickly as Go waxed hot to maneuver Team Duterte back in the game.