GAMES… GAMES… GAMES
Saturday / February 23, 2013
SCT San Lorenzo Gym
SCT BATCH 89 bagged the first ever SCT-ASUL Women’s Volleyball Championship Title by trouncing their younger foe, the SCT BATCH 99, in a 5-set match… 3 sets to 1.
It was indeed an intense filled evening as we witnessed the battle between two of the best alumni volleyball teams this year, having filled the SCT Gym with a barrage of noise, excitements and nerve wracking plays. A tightly contested match from the start, SCT BATCH 89 pulled-off a jaw dropping win in the first set, 25-22 as they displayed an aura of relief and geared-up for the second set. But the ever relentless and flamboyant 99ers proved to be a no non-sense team as they retaliated with a ferocious win in the second set, 25-23, proving their never say die spirit.
The third set went on, with both teams showing extreme desires to grab the first ever SCT-ASUL Women’s Volleyball crown, battled-it-out and showed no mercy against each other. We have seen great spike plays, slamming, diving over the ball and jumping to the delight of the crowd as the third set indisputably went to the valiant ladies of SCT BATCH 89, score 25-17.
Then came the fourth set. The pressure is on SCT BATCH 99 girls as they need to win this set for them to stay alive and go for the rubber match fifth set. But the ever dauntless, bold and determined 89ers, led by their Team Captain Teresa Hernia, MVP stand-out Anna Dadia Gatapia and sports buff Hershey Jaranilla, went for the juggernaut as they viciously crushed the 99ers to the tune of 25-17, en route to grabbing the very first SCT-ASUL Women’s Volleyball crown.
Congratulations to the magnificent ladies of SCT BATCH 89!!! Great team work….
SCT BATCH 99 captured the BRACKET C DIVISION Title by slaughtering the equally determined SCT BATCH 98. Score: 77-61.
As expected, an intense filled game had transpired between the top two teams in BRACKET C as we have witnessed a lot of body banging, stumbling on the floor, ball hogging and verbal tussles. As one of the most anticipated match-ups in the present SCT Alumni League, the two batches have displayed gallantry, fearlessness and boldness in running after that prestigious SCT-ASUL championship crown.
A closed fight from the start until the last 5 minutes of the fourth quarter, the game was highlighted by 11 deadlocks and a couple of technical fouls, bringing excitement and splendour to the ballgame. As expected, the one two punch of SCT BATCH 99, Anthony “The Executioner” Sta. Ana and Ramir “Supafly” Gabutina, delivered anew for their team as they ferociously attacked the basket, demonstrated some greatly executed passes and displayed fine and pleasant jumpshots, bugging the score book with 30 points for Sta. Ana and 20 for Gabutina.
The 99ers led by as much as 12 points in the first half and appeared to be taking the game lightly against their opponent, but the ever brave and intrepid squad of SCT BATCH 98 proved to be like a pain of having a nine-inch nail in their ass, when the 98ers pulled to within one point and even took the lead early in the third quarter. But the fourth quarter really belongs to SCT BATCH 99, as they pulled away, behind the barrage of shooting of Sta. Ana & Gabutina, late in the fourth quarter for that 77-61 lead and being crowned as the BRACKET C Champion.
Avelino, Librojo, Lorenzo and Reyes of SCT BATCH 98 tried everything to turn their fate around, but SCT BATCH 99 is too much for them. Nonetheless, it was a great effort from the team and SCT BATCH 98 proved to be one of the deadliest teams in the current league.
Congratulations SCT BATCH 99! See you in the cross-over semi-finals versus the champion in Bracket D!
GAMES… GAMES… GAMES
Sunday / February 24, 2013
SCT San Lorenzo Gym
SCT BATCH 87 graciously picked-up a passport to meet SCT FACULTY Team in the BRACKET A Finals by totally wiping-out SCT BATCH 89 in their division semi-finals match-up. Score: 77-55
It was a total annihilation by SCT BATCH 87 to the seemingly disorganized team of SCT BATCH 89, as they pulled-off a sweet victory and pushed themselves to a bracket A finals meet-up next week against the SCT FACULTY TEAM of Sir Vic Luna.
Conde of BATCH 87 scored a career best 20 points, to lead all scorers, as he dazzled all around the basketball court and showed his basketball artistry and was ably supported by “The Man with a Golden Hand, Rannie Manuel with 12 points. For SCT BATCH 87, great pass breaks, shooting accuracy and teamwork was the key to their victory and has delegated themselves as one of the best organized teams in the league.
Congratulation SCT BATCH 87 and see you next season SCT BATCH 89!
Now it can be said that SCT BATCH 2000 captured the right to meet the “Ninja Kid” Bernard Magaling led team of SCT BATCH 2004 in the Bracket D Finals next week by beating the SCT STUDENT ASSISTANTS in the other bracket semi-finals match-up. What we saw in this game are two young, agile and aggressive teams slugging-it-out for the right to be in the championship. The score: 82-66.
Jay Bernardo, Leo Banares, Abe Matibag and the rest of the guys from the New Millenium Batch Team 2000 dictated the tempo at the start of the 2nd half of the ballgame, leaving the hapless SCT STUDENT ASSISTANTS in awe and misery. With the win, SCT BATCH 2000 now claimed the right to meet SCT BATCH 2004 in the bracket finals scheduled next week.
Junril “The Thurder Boy” Opsima carried the scoring loads for SCT STUDENT ASSISTANTS with a lavish 35 point performance, ably supported by Ely Boy “The Rebound Monster” Quiaout with 20 points.
Congratulations and good luck on your bracket championship game against SCT BATCH 2004! See you next season, our beloved WORKING STUDENTS of SCT!
SCT BATCH 92 tops SCT BATCH 90 in a highly intense and fiery game that was marred by a couple of technical fouls, game ejections and bad mouthing. Score: 73-57
Two players were thrown-out due to an almost physical brawl that transpired between the two opposing teams with 1.36 minutes remaining in the second quarter. Enrico Pangan of SCT BATCH 92 and Danilo San Miguel of SCT BATCH 90 were ejected in the ball game, aggravated by technical fouls imposed on the other players, Ramil Baladjay of SCT BATCH 90 and Rolando Dolores of SCT BATCH 92.
The game, being so physical as it is, almost didn’t push thru as the officials have received a couple of bad mouthing, shouting and blaspheming from both teams, but thanks God, cooler heads have prevailed in the end.
Ramil “The Insider” Huang and Rolando Dolores of SCT BATCH 92 lifted their team to victory with a combined 30 points and hulking presence in the shaded lane. Ramil Baladjay of SCT BATCH 90 topscored for his team with 25 points.
With the win, SCT BATCH 92 now awaits the winner between SCT BATCH 87 and SCT FACULTY TEAM for the bracket championship.
Congratulations to all our winners!