Wall-Art bags Davies Cup crown

WALL-ART utilized its awesome firepower to overpower Megacryl, 99-90, and capture the championship in the Architects + Engineers Basketball Club 5th Davies Paints Cup at the University of San Carlos gym on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.

Ahead by just one after the first canto, 23-22, Wall-Art surged in front by nine, 45-36, after a great second period showing. Wall-Art pushed its lead to double-figures but Megacryl, led by season MVP Jett Latonio, pulled to within six late in the fourth period.

However, Wall-Art was unfazed and kept its composure to pull off the win to net them the title.

Five different players scored in double-figures for Wall-Art led by finals MVP Chester Hinagdanan who had a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds. Veteran guard Neil Tiempo had 16 points, five rebounds and six assists while Poi Magno added 14 markers, seven boards, three assists and three steals.

Christopher Gayotin and Jonas Panerio each had 12 points, the latter adding seven rebounds, six assists and a steal. Wily guard Kurt Vanguardia also had himself one fine ballgame as he almost pulled off a triple-double without scoring much with his nine rebounds, nine assists and six steals.

Latonio, a former ace of the vaunted commercial basketball team M. Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos, had 34 points while Ed Macasling accounted for 22. (JNP)