ALCANTARA, CEBU – Ryan Buenafe atoned for his scoreless performance on opening day and keyed the Siquijor Mystics’ 105-100 triumph over the debuting Dumaguete Warriors on the second day of hostilities at the 2021 Chooks To Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup at the Alcantara Civic Center Saturday. Buenafe dropped six unanswered points to seize control for good, 102-97, and 5:51 to play.
Dumaguete started hot by unloading 38 points in the first quarter alone and held a 92-82 edge entering the fourth. The Warriors’ scoring rate suddenly went cold and mustered only five points in the fourth capped by a late triple by James Regalado and the outcome already settled.
Buenafe had 15 points in the first half but saved his best for last and totalled 24 points. He was ably supported by Joshua Alcober with 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Mystics recovered from their 46-66 drubbing at the hands of KCS Computer Specialist Mandaue.
James Regalado and Ronald Roy both came off the bench to pace the Warriors with 18 markers each. Also coming in as a substitute was 2018 CeSAFI MVP Jaybie Mantilla who chipped in 15 points.
Dumaguete is slated to see action this Tuesday against ARQ Builders Lapu Lapu Heroes at 2:00 PM. The Mystics will take a deserved break and meet the same Heroes on Wednesday also at 2:00 PM.
How They Scored:
SIQUIJOR (105) – R Buenafe 24, Alcober 22, Castellano 13, Belleza 11, Aspiras 11, Penaflor 9, Gooc 5, Tangcay 4, Rodriguez 2, Quiro 2, J Buenafe 2.
DUMAGUETE (100) – Regalado 18, Roy 18, Mantilla 15, Monteclaro 12, Nacpil 11, Doligon 11, Velasquez 6, Gabas 5, Aguilar 4, Ramirez 0, Gonzalgo 0, Porlares 0.
Period Scores: 23-38, 60-70, 82-92, 105-100.