CECABA division finals blast off this pm
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/04/2006
Four teams slug it out today at the start of the best-of-three division finals series of the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.
In the first game at 7:30 pm, Armour Wood '81/85 tangles with Asian Home Appliance '89/93 for the Division I crown, right before defending champion Big Boss '96 tackles Rocket Battery '95 at 9 pm in their own race-to-2 showdown for the Division II title.
Class '95 barged into the division finals courtesy of a win by default over a no-show JRJ Enterprises 2000.
Actually, Class '95 and '96 figured in a three-way tie with Hannah's Cakes and Decors 2004 on identical 2-1 slates at the end of the semifinal round.
However, Class '95 and '96 earned the right to clash for the championship by virtue of their superior tiebreak points applying the traditional Olympic quotient system. Class 2004 was badly hurt by its 60-76 loss to Class '96.
Class '81/85, on the other hand, completed a three-game semis sweep after pulling off a spine-chilling 85-84 victory over Young Builders '91.
Edvin Kaw topped Class '81/85 with a season-best 28 points, while Joel Chan and Stephen Lee chipped in 26 and 15 markers, respectively.
Tommy Yu unloaded a season-best 31 points to pace Class '91.
Class '81/85 (85) - Kaw 28, Chan 26, Lee 15, Palomas 6, J. Yu 5, F. Tan 3, W. Yu 2
Class 1991 (84) - Yu 31, Borromeo 17, Co 14, Go 10, De la Torre 6, Lim 6