(MENAFN - Arab News) Red tag tamed jeddah lions in overtime 87-77 to set up a final clash with yummy yummy in the friday morning games bracket b while the inter-company bonafide group c and inter-company bonafide group b are set for the finals as the ofbl 5th conference enters the homestretch at timeout sports academy gymnasium on television st. ghulail district on the outskirts of jeddah.
top seed yummy yummy reached the final by beating gentleman. yummy yummy and no. 2 red tag start their best-of-three championship series next friday.
down by 11 points to end the third quarter red tag regrouped and started to play good basketball to keep jeddah lions at bay.
the regulation period ended 74-74 on two free throws by eusebio.
in the overtime the lions' guns went silent for three minutes and the team was limited to measly three points in the period compared to the red tag with 13.
sipat led red tag with 18 points chua contributed 17 and olegario mendoza had 8 points. for the lions eusebio scored 14 points ocualam added 12 and tondo 13.
in bracket c no. 1 jamjoom pharma advanced to the final by crushing saudi oger 70-55. jamjoom now awaits the winner of the third seed alwahjan-toyota yaris match in the other crossover semifinal match.
jamjoom went into overdrive on offense in the last four minutes of the final quarter while not allowing easy baskets for oger.
rosario was in great form as he spearheaded the winning team with 21points. he was helped out by abulencia with 19 points and abella with 9 points.
castro led saudi oger's losing cause as he almost single-handedly carried his team with a 20-point performance. jayson contributed 17 and feliciano 7 points.
in the evening session fitaihi defeated citimax to face nrf in a best-of-three championship series starting this friday in the inter-company bonafide c division.
gavino tossed in 27 points to lead fitaihi with calipay on 17 points and sarsona 8 points.
bahra cables will take on rabya in the inter-company bonafide b title series.
bahra advanced by beating a determined hidada squad 77-74. andalis tallied 32 points judu had 13 and de leon and gabiana combined for 15 points for bahra.
hidada had carbonel scoring 17 points david 12 and laguyo 10 points.
in the knockout game for third and fourth in inter-company non rated a jameel renewed easily defeated undermanned awdah 89-61.
five renewed players scored in double figures led by mcarulay with 25 points.
the morning league sponsor is red tag and city max for the evening league.