Starkwood Propertines-2009 stuns Suprea-2011 in SHAABAA

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Erik Tan sank the booming triple that sent the game to overtime while Cherwill Solon and John Talon delivered numerous crucial buckets to push the Starkwood Properties-2009 past the Suprea Ready Mixed Concrete-2011, 98-94, in overtime in Division B of the 25th season of the Sacred Heart Ateneo Alumni Basketball Athletic Association (SHAABAA) last Wednesday at the Magis Eagles Arena.

Trailing by as much as 16, 2009 pulled to within three, 81-84, needing a triple to equalize the count and send the match to overtime. Tan—plugged into the game after starting point guard Joseph Roma fouled out—obliged as he rose up from the right wing and swished a three-pointer with 2.8 ticks remaining to tie the game up and force the extra session.

In overtime, Solon and Talon took turns making one clutch basket after another to help give 2009 their second win in five games, while handing 2011 its first loss in three games.

Solon had 20 points, four rebounds, and four assists, while Niel Benedicto added 17 markers. Roma finished with 15 points and six rebounds, while Talon had 12 points and seven boards.

The win spoiled the 39-point explosion of 2011’s Kiefer Lim.

In the other Division B game, the Bizol-2005 bested the Prince/Laptap/MYMC ZeroSix-2006, 67-62. Elddie Cabahug led the way for 2005 with 25 points, while Antonio Datan had a monster double-double of 16 points and 23 rebounds to push their team to the win column.