#5 CCU Ambassadors (77) vs. #1 Boogie (78)
Round 2 of the 2018 TDS Asian Open League has come down to the final four teams! Battling it out in our first matchup are the #5 CCU Ambassadors taking on the #1 seeded Boogie team! This is a rematch of Week 7 when CCU beat a depleted Boogie team, 77-60! This matchup was a chance for Boogie to get some revenge on there only blemish of the season or will CCU prove the first time wasn’t a fluke?
The CCU Ambassadors matchup well against Boogie! They had the size and the smarts to make it two in a row versus the one loss Boogie team! CCU were on fire for the game shooting a blistering 60% from the field including 11-15 (73%) from behind the arc! Wow! They were led by the always consistent Jeremy Lee, who scored a team high 31pts on 10-13 (77%) from the field including 6-8 (75%) from 3pt territory! Stephen Tang also showed up with a season high 19pts (5-6 83% from 3pt range)! They’re torrid shooting brought them to a tie at the half, 38 apiece!
Boogie also began the game well! Their shooting was a very respectable 53%, 31-58 from the field. Ant Navarette, wanting to make up for getting ejected in their previous matchup, played his best game of the season! He put up a game high 39pts on 16-23 (70%) from the floor! Ali Austria added an all important 11pts (5-9 fgs). Boogie led at the end of 3 quarters, 56-55.
CCU had something left in the tank! Three pointers by Jeremy and Stephen gave CCU the lead…for the time being! Ant Navarette (Boogie) kept their hopes alive by answering with ferociousness down low! Late in the game, Malcolm Bell, the hero from a week ago, went to the free throw line. He twice split a pair of free throws that could’ve essentially put the game away! That left the door open for Boogie. They were down by two points with 7 secs left in the game! Everyone in the gym knew exactly where the ball was going…ANT! Ant dribbled on top of the key and drove to the right. CCU collapsed three men to the ball and out of the corner of his eye, Ant saw an open Uriel in the corner. Not thinking that Uriel was 0-1 from the field Ant passed him the ball because, simply put, “He was open!?” Duh! Uriel calmly caught the ball and without hesitation put up the shot and BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE! Boogie wins a wild one, 78-77!
27-45 60% fgs
11-15 73% 3pt
12-17 71% fts
Jeremy Lee 31p 2r 6a 1s
Stephen Tang 19p 1r 4a
31-58 53% fgs
9-23 39% 3pt
7-13 54% fts
Ant Navarette 39p 9r 3a 1s 1b
Ali Austria 11p 3r 2a