San Carlos vs. Bugallon for championship title


SAN CARLOS CITY and Bugallon fives both clobbered their respective opponents anew to clinch their respective group title pennants in the second game of their best-of-three championship series in the 3rd Pangasinan Inter-LGU Unity Games held at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center gym in Lingayen on August 16.

GROUP B champs are joined by Mayor Mely Espino, Cong. Jumel Espino and coach McCris Mabazza. (Punchphoto by Jazy Garcia)

While the San Carleans fought a daunting play against Bayambang in the first two quarters, 12-24 and 42-43, the San Carlos City cagers of Mayor Julier Resuello finally won the match by 10 marks, 88-78, with big efforts from its marquee players Jose Mari Estabillo, Reynato Dizon and Leo Gubatan who combined a total of 54 points to clinch the Group A title.

“We trained hard because we want to defend our title successfully and determined not to extend it to game three and it paid off,” said head coach Felicisimo Daroya.

But it’s the other way around for the inspired Bugallon boys of Mayor Mely I. Espino, who  dethroned the defending Group B champion Urbiztondo with much gusto, 93-68. S tarred by its three key players Gestoni Asuncion, Albert Prado and Aldrin Malicdem, the did not disappoint the mammoth Bugallon crowd led by the mayor Espino and her son, 2nd District Rep. Jumel I. Espino who both watched the hostilities.

“We were bent to win and all our hardships were all worth it, thanks to God,” said head coach McCris Mabazza.

San Carlos and Bugallon are set to clash for the overall title (JAG, Jr.)

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