FORMER Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. studs Victor Rabat and Earldred Montilla stepped up to fill the large shoes left by star Janjan Auditor as the duo led the Sykes Pioneers to a 75-53 rout of the Teleperformance Vipers in the Elite Classic division of the Tanduay Athletics E-Leagues for Basketball at the City Sports Club-Cebu basketball court on Saturday, November 9, 2019.
With Auditor sidelined for the foreseeable future because of a severely-injured groin muscle, Rabat and Montilla picked up the slack as the former had 23 points, five rebounds and four assists while the latter finished with 22 points, six boards, three assists and three steals.
The win also allowed Sykes to grab hold of second place in the standings with their 11th win in 14 matches.
In other Elite Classic games, the Accenture Sharks maintained their grip of first place with an 80-66 win over the Dreamscape Lions. Four different players scored in double-figures for the Sharks led by Ryan Veloso who had 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Sherwin Resilla added 16, while Clarence Torre and Miguel Calo chipped in 13 and 10 points, respectively, to help Accenture bolster its record to 11-3.
The Concentrix Converters also dumped the EPerformax Reds, 100-80, as Gio Antigua put up 29 points while John Encarnacion finished with a double-double of 28 points and 12 rebounds. The Converters improved to 9-6.
The QBE Generals won over the WiPro Tigers, 74-66, thanks to Johnrey Girasol’s 21 points and 10 boards.
The lone Evo League game saw the Dyninno Jets soar over the CTC-BPO, 95-34.