Jashel, Desmark start final series

Jaime A. Frias II

JASHEL Chloe Trucking and Desmark Marketing will start their best-of-three final series tonight in the 7th Hazard Inter-Company Friendship Basketball Tournament at NHA covered courts in Barangay Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City.

It was Jashel which made it first to the final after eliminating Maybank Tigers two games in a row in the semis.

Jashel topped the elimination round with a clean 11-0 slate, but facing Climbs in the quarterfinals, the now twice-to-beaten Jashel succumbed in the opener.

"Na-tsambahan lang mi adtong tungora. Lesson to learn," said Jashel's reliable guard Andot Balsarza.

Desmark, on the other hand, took the second spot with 10 wins and a lone defeat at the hands of Jashel.

Desmark was able to dethrone two-time champion Jed Jared in the do-or-die semis Games 3 and is expected to give Jashel a tough challenge.