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Trinity, Nyro Saints collide in QCBL Open Division final

Trinity University of Asia’s Levi Dela Cruz drives against Renz Gonzales of EAC in their team’s semifinal game in the Quezon City Basketball League at the NRMF Gym in Fairview, Quezon City. Trinity prevailed, 66-49.
By Dugout Philippines

MANILA—Trinity University of Asia and Nyro Saints posted victories over semifinal foes in similar fashions to set up a final showdown for the premier Open Division title of the 2019 Quezon City Basketball League.

Trinity crashed to the final first following a 66-49 upset of Emilio Aguinaldo Generals in the first semifinal pairing of the tourney at its home gym, the NRMF Gym in Quezon City.

Nyro completed the final cast with an easy 107-85 over the undermanned Quezon City Capitals.

Leading the Trinity dribblers were Levi Dela Cruz and Alvin Ortega, who finished with double figures of 17 and 10 points, respectively.

The Saints had an easy sailing with six players scoring no less than 10 points, topped by Nyro Pineda’s 19 markers.

Trinity and Nyro will battle on Sunday at the same venue for the maiden Open crown of the league's maiden season supported by Wilson balls, Del Monte Fite N Rite, NRMF, Cashen Advertising, Kyzox and Smart Communication.

Meanwhile, Team Magic 7 and SSI Mental will contest the Cadet Division title, also set on Sunday at NRMF gym.

Magic escaped past Elyong’s Los Saints, 94-89, while SSI defeated Team HI-Per, 99-94, in the semifinal pairings to set up their final clash.

In the Starter Division, it will be Regalado Vet and Nemesis Hobby Shop which will clash in the final. Regalado routed 70-59 EA’s Taste of Asia while Nemesis beat Insignia in the semifinals, 104-90.

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