by Ernest Hernandez
Caloocan rode on a hot night from John Sherick Estrada to deal Bacoor an 88-60 beating in Game 2 of the Metro League U17 Division Finals at the Caloocan Sports Complex on Friday night.
Estrada went 17-for-19 from the field for 37 points alongside 13 rebounds, six assists, four steals, and one block for the Junior Supremos, who set up the blowout at home by opening a 26-11 lead in the first quarter before stretching it to as high as 30 points near the end of the game.
Denniere Pancho added 12 points, three rebounds, four assists, and one steal for Caloocan, which forced a deciding Game 3 in its championship series just like how its seniors counterparts did to Bacoor’s own adult squad earlier Friday.
Pauloh Villarin made 18 markers, one rebound, one assist, and one steal for Bacoor.
Caloocan 88-Estrada 37, Pancho 12, El-Hag 11, Bustria 11, Principe 4, Gazzingan 3, Valencia 2, Gines 2, Santos 2, Nieva 2, Cuales 2, Lorenzo 0
Bacoor 60-Villarin 18, Porcadas 12, Torrijos 7, Pecho 6, Melencio 5, Torno 4, Aranilla 3, Gutierrez 2, Cornand 2, Bautista 1, Rocha 0, Buhay 0, Corrales 0
Quarterscores: 26-11, 41-25, 68-46, 88-60