Cestors Mongars Struggles, Lost To Bushrod Bulls

Saykan Bestman, Cestors Mongars

Cestors Mongars started the season looking great. They signed veteran big man Victor Nhe and also added high flyer Saykan Bestman. The team also brought in other good players, to pair around these acquired two. But that seems as mush as that. The process seems not to be working as planned.

Cestors Mongars has not been formidable as they are on paper. They have lost five of their six games, winning only against league bottom Commissioners. Although they suffered badly against Mighty Barrolle, losing by over fifty(50) points margin, their rest of the game has been competitive, including this one against Bushrod Bulls.


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Both teams took almost two minutes to register their first point on the board. It was Bushrod Bulls who drew the first blood, scoring off a free throw. From there on, Bushrod Bulls lead all through. Bushrod Bulls were in full. This game didn’t look great from the beginning lineup for Cestors Mongars. Veteran Victor Nhe was absent from the team on personal reasons, Saykan Bestman was starting from the bench.

Alfred Doe, Bushrod Bulls

Bushrod Bulls took the first quarter easily, 10-17. Newly signed Alfred Doe, from Dream Team I, took over early scoring six(6) points in the first quarter, on his way to leading all players with 17pts. He was 6-17 from the field, making two three pointers and couple of free throws.

The Cestors Boys would go on to out score Bushrod Bulls in the second quarter but not enough to take the lead into the end of the first half. At the half they were down by only a single digit, 23-28.

Cestors Mongars start of the second half was not great. Bushrod Bulls managed to outscore them once again. They were not taking advantage of an off night for Carlos Marshall. He scored season lowest eight(8) points but had a monster stat for rebounding. Carlos Marshall had fifteen(15) rebounds, season highest, and probably a career high of ten(10) offensive boards, including two(2) steals. He was all over the boards whenever a shot goes up from both teams!

Saykan Bestman scored 9pts, 3rbds, 2asts, 4blks. He excited the fans with one of his trademark slam.

The fourth quarter was much better. Cestors Mongars clawed their way back into the game and brought the score to two points difference but lacked the extra help or energy to cause the upset. They played very hard, crashing boards, diving for loose balls, giving Bushrod Bulls a taste of their own medicine but yet could not shake it off for the W.

Cestors Mongars outscored Bushrod Bulls in the final quarter 23-12 but that was not enough to secure the victory.

Bushrod Bulls were 24.4% from the field, scoring twenty-one(21) of eighty-six(86) attempts. Cestors Mongars shot 28%(23-82)

The lost putsCestors Mongars chances of the top six in limbo. With outstanding matches against NPA Pythons, Harbel Pointers and Monrovia Pistons it is unlikely they can cause any major upset.



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