The Dark Blue Team beat the White Team, 54-51, to end its campaign with a 2-3 record in Konsult Haus’ Basketball League on Thursday September 13, 2018 at Celebrity Sports Club.
The White Team opened up a three-point lead, 12-9, but the Dark Blue Team managed to steal it in the second quarter, 29-24, thanks to flawless bank shots from Jeter de Cardo and Ricardo Yu. The Dark Blue maintained its lead in the third quarter, 38-33, but almost lost it in the fourth quarter when the White closed the gap to two with 1 minute left in the game.
A free throw shot from de Cardo improved the lead to three and sealed the win for the Dark Blue Team. de Cardo was tagged as the game’s best player with 29 points. Ricardo Yu and Christian Quiming added 11 and 6 points, respectively. Zeral Tadle chipped in 4 points while team captain Mark Belo and EJ Armas logged 2 points apiece.
While the Dark Blue fell short to semi-finals, Belo said the team was happy about their performances in the first round. More importantly, he noted that playing in the league has improved the bond and communication of employees with each other.
“Masaya naman ‘yung liga, nag-enjoy naman lahat tapos nagkaroon ng bonding ‘yung mga employees,” said Belo, who works as Technical Manager with Waterkonsult Equipment and Services, Inc.