Baclayon Bohol Basketball

Holy Spirit School Crusaders clobbered a strong SK All Stars of Taguihon, 73-62, in the first game of a twin bill exhibition matches which coincided with the celebration of the feast of their Patron, Sta. Cruz Exaltacion, Monday at the Taguihon hard court.

The Crusaders were never threatened by the much heftier and taller all star team as they showed what they can.

The all star team started hot and made a 6-0 run in the first few minutes as the visiting Crusaders could hardly find their range. Vincent Descallar, a native of Taguihon, led the attack of his team to counter an 8-0 blast to take the upper hand as the buzzer sounded ending the 1st canto, 21-16.

But as the game went through in the 2nd quarter, the All Stars employed a full court trapping defense which yielded positive for the home team to grab the lead by a solitary point at lemon time.

At this juncture both offense and defense of the visitors went anemic allowing their opponents to score without opposition. But their coach Rico Reyes yelling and reminding them from the sideline to strengthen their defense kept offense in motion.  

In the latter part of the 2nd canto saw the Crusader's "heart and soul, "Josh Dominise lying on the floor after he stepped on what of the feet of the opponents in the battle of rebounds. The former UPHR Daltas was sidelined for the rest of the game.

In the 3rd period that ensued, the Crusaders patiently did their patented zone man defense with Vincent Descallar collaring the rebounds and point guard Paul Visarra dictating the tempo of the game which gave them back the driver's seat, 51-40.

And from there the Crusaders never looked back as their prize catch Vincent Descallar waxed hot firing his arsenals from all angles of the court aside from lording over the opponents in the rebounds.

The Crusaders continued to dribble away all those precious minutes until it expires with the final score 73-62.

The 2nd game saw the Taguihon Senior team vowing to D Farm team of Sierra Bullones, 82-86.

The stellar games were made possible through the efforts of Punong Barangay Ma. Vida Batoy Taguihon Barangay Council, SK Chairman Cristy Descallar and Commissioner Marcelo B. Templa.

How they scored:
HSS Crusaders - 73: V. Descallar 27, Visarra 14, C. Descallar 8, Dominise 7, CaseƱas 4, Limbaga 4, Atabelo 2, Demata 2, Rocha 2, Tabaloc 0, Pinos 0, Cantoneros 0.
Taguihon SK - 62: Caballo 16, C. Ayaay 14, Apale 10, Laguitao 8, M. Ayaay 7, Sanchez 5, Batoy 4, Balistoy 0, Bugais 0, Mahinay , Malimot 0.
Referees: P. Calizar/H. Pagaran