Dois/Tambayan ready to defend ICBC crown against Medal Sportswear

The finals is on! (ICBC Facebook)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

After almost four months of the elimination round, the Iloilo City Basketball Club (ICBC) second conference is ready to stage its highly-anticipated championship series tomorrow, to be held at the Monterosa Subdivision basketball gym, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

Will team Dois Seafood/Tambayan Bistro defend their ICBC crown and become back-to-back kings or will team Kucho Café/Medal Sportswear prevail and hoist the trophy this second conference?

It was a dominant run for team Medal after protecting its twice-to-beat advantage during the semifinals, outdueling team RDT Tamaraw, 62-51.

Ralph Peñaflor stood out for team Medal during their win against RDT after top-scoring the game with 24 big points.

Before reaching the grand final stage, team Medal had to go through team CVV Wheels during the quarterfinal round.

Meanwhile, team Dois had to grind their way out in the semifinals after erasing Onts Café Bistro’s twice-to-beat advantage.

Team Dois clinched two straight crucial wins against Onts Café, 71-66 in Game 1 and 67-60 during the do-or-die Game 2.

It was Joshua Manaay who earned the Best Player of the Game honors during their first encounter after dropping 22 big points.

During the do-or-die Game 2, Tantan Flores stepped up and tallied 21 big points to help team Dois reach a second-straight grand final appearance in the ICBC.

Will team Dois raise the championship trophy again or will team Medal break their streak and emerge as the new kings of the ICBC?