ARQ Builders-Lapu-Lapu City routs Tabogon in VisMin Cup

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ALCANTARA — The ARQ Builders-Lapu-Lapu City Heroes announced their title intentions with a huge 75-61 rout of the Tabogon Voyagers in the second day of action of the Visayas leg of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup on Saturday afternoon at the Alcantara Civic Center in the town of Alcantara, south of Cebu.

ARQ was up by just eight early in the third canto but turned it on late in that stretch, uncorking 11 unanswered points to build a huge 25-point lead, 63-38, heading to the final period. Wily guard John Abad sank a triple while former Adamson Falcons big man Dawn Ochea tallied eight straight points to give the Heroes a lead that the Voyagers would not come close to.

Ochea and veteran wingman Reed Juntilla led the way for ARQ with 12 points each, the former chipping in seven rebounds and two assists while the latter contributed six assists and three steals.

Ferdinand Lusdoc, formerly of Basilan in the MPBL, added 10 markers even as the ageless Jojo Tangkay came away with eight points, six boards, an assist and a block to help Lapu-Lapu City capture the easy win.

Jethro Sombero and Peter de Ocampo had nine points each for the Voyagers. Sombero held his own against Lapu-Lapu’s cadre of big men as he grabbed 12 boards and blocked two shots. Tabogon, though, got just three rebounds and nothing else from former pro, Harold Arboleda, who missed his two shots attempts in just eight minutes of action.

THE SCORES

ARQ-Lapu-Lapu (75) Juntilla 12, Lusdoc 10, Abad 9, Tangkay 8, Galvez 6, Senining 5, Mondragon 4, Cañada 3, Minguito 2, Berame 2, Arong 2, Regero 0

Tabogon (61) De Ocampo 9, Sombero 9, Diaz 8, Delos Reyes 8, Bringas 8, Lacastesantos 7, Bersabal 7, Vitug 3, Orquina 2, Arboleda 0, Rodriguez 0, Caballero 0

Quarterscores: 15-13, 38-28, 63-38