POC freezes Ice Sportswear to tie series

FRUSTRATED after Game 1, POC poured all their resources to bring the game back on an even field, pouncing on Ice Sportswear, 101-81 in Game 2 of the Best-of-3 finals of the Toby's Sports Bacolod Inter-Barkada Basketball Tournament at STI West Negros University gym.

Gerald Abrot delivered all his 16 points with three triples in the opening quarter for POC’s 33-16 blast as Jappy Cuaycong and Paul Cruz spread a combined 13 points.

Boknoy Benieves shot eight points to lead Ice Sportswear in a slim 15-14 run, but not enough to take control of the game as POC enjoyed a 47-31 advantage at the half.

Darwyn Sadie and Eldric Go sizzled for nine points each in the third to widen POC’s lead to 78-51 going into the final period as Boy Lara delivered eight points for Ice.

POC never looked back in the payoff period with Sadie joining Abrot in leading POC scorers also with 16 points as Go added 13 while Ryan Maningo hit eight. (HGD )