Dammam, Saudi Arabia – The FCD Wolves wrapped up their final game in the elimination round by defeating potential final opponent PA Plant Vipers, 39-36, the Wolves remain spotless and in top spot of the Al-Qahtani Basketball League 3rd Season tournament on Thursday at Al-Badia Basketball Court.
The combination of John Patrick Capili, Mark Paul Cesar and Emerson Loniso had 21 total points, to outplay top scorer Arnel Sigalat with 15 points of PA Plant Vipers. Fresh from field assignment Victor Cabarubias stepped up to score 6 points, while rookie Michael Carillo had 5 points. It was a close game most of the way, with a tie scores for both first quarter and second quarter. In the fourth frame FCD pull ahead as PA Plant high scorer player Arnel Sigalat fouled out. The Wolves is resting in their territory today while waiting for opponent for the final match for the crown.
” I credit our players for starting really well”, said PA Plant Coach Edgar Esguerra. “We played head-to-head to them up to third quarter. However, FCD Wolves is a competitive team awash with skilled players in the bench.
The PA Plant Vipers finished the elimination round with a 1-2 win-loss record, having loss their last 2 assignments since a first-round win to No. 4 AQPCI Snipers. The Double Joint Hurricanes, meanwhile, wrapped up their schedule with 2-1 slate, putting them in second place and booked a match with PA Plant Vipers. The two teams (DJ Hurricanes – PA Vipers) will face off once more in the semi-final match tonight at same venue. This time, AQPCI Snipers is waiting for opponent for the Showdown Match.
FCD Wolves 39 — John Patrick Capili 8, Mark Paul Cesar 7, Emerson Loniso 6, Victor Cabarubias 6, Michael Carillo 5, Robert Caingles 3, Richard Zaragosa 1, Jon Jon Estella 3, Elijon Rosales 0, Pedro Defeo 0
PA Plant Vipers 36 – Arnel Sigalat 15, Carlito Sulit 13, Max Franco 7, Rene Divino 1, Edgar Esguerra 0, Rolando Villalon 0