Jeddah Warriors grab a seat in championship series

Mosquito Red and Yellow teams

By Mohammad Rasheed Suyat

JEDDAH — Jeddah Warriors defeated Sunbulah Nuggets 98-97 for the first seat in the championship series in the Inter-Commercial Division of the Titan Watch–JBL Basketball Tournament at the Nazeeh and Wartah (AlBaik) Park basketball court in Khalidia here. Both teams played well in the whole game. Solar top scored with 30 points for the winner and was adjudged the Titan Watch best player of the game, while Mangulahas scored 32 points for the loser.

This tournament is principally sponsored by Titan Watch of Al-Hussaini & Al-Yahya Investment Group (Othman Al-Hussaini). The co-sponsor is Giordano Fashions (Ahmadullah).

R Printing of coach Jojo Cepeda beat Jeddah Engineers 109-101 in the 40 & Above Division semifinals. The winner always utilized the open man for its offense. Jameel Khobre hit 28 points for the winner and was named the Giordano best player of the game. Quiros chipped in with 33 points for the loser.

Mosquito Yellow of coach Cruz scored over Blue 44-40 in the Mosquito under-12-year old division. Monterroyo collected 13 points for the winner and was selected as JBL best player of the game. Escueta scored 23 points for the losers.

Red of Coach Ruben del Rosario defeated White 54-48 to enter the semifinals. Hamza Suyat and Rami Suyat made 23 and 12 points, respectively for the winner. Hamza was adjudged theJBL best player of the game. Olivo had 34 points for the loser.

Meanwhile in the Mix Juniors Midget Division, Red of coach Rey Maddatu beat Green 87-81 as Bobby Mamaluba scored 27 points. White of coach Ernel defeated Yellow 91-90. Dos Yatco top scord with 36 points for the winner.

Bagwis Red defeated Maragtas Black 121-103 for the best-of-three championship series in the Parents Division. Kit Santos collected 42 points for the winner.