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Joe Gomez De Liaño defeats SBC’s Sean Garcia for 2nd ‘King of the Hardcourt’ win

UP’s Joe Gomez De Liaño (left) won his second game in as many outings in the Hanes One-On-One King of the Hardcourt by defeating San Beda’s Sean Garcia (right), 12-6.

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines’ Joe Gomez De Liaño made it two in a row as he defeated San Beda University’s Sean Garcia, 12-6, in the Hanes One-On-One King of the Hardcourt at the Filoil Flying V Centre on Monday.

Garcia, a 6’4” rookie who is coming up from the Red Cubs, gained the upper hand early in the match when he scored on an and-one to make it 3-1. Gomez De Liaño, who in his first assignment defeated Arellano University’s Justin Araña, hit a long bomb of his own to retake the lead, 4-3.

The eldest of the Gomez De Liaño brothers then scored a basket, but Garcia notched the count with a triple, 6-6.

The 6’2” Gomez De Liaño retaliated with a conventional triple and a three-pointed to win the individual contest, 12-6, and to go 2-0.

“It was a tough contest because he (Garcia) was staying close to me, and I just made some big shots,” said Gomez De Liaño.

In other King of the Hardcourt action, College of St. Benilde’s Sidney Mosqueda evened his account to 1-1 after he won over San Sebastian College Recoletos’ Rommel Calahat via disqualification.

Credit belongs to : www.philstar.com


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