LEBRON LOPEZ BENCHED AGAIN IN TEAM OTE’S SECOND GAME AS THEY OVERPOWER DR. PHILLIPS BC
Lebron Lopez was not fielded again in Team OTE’s second game as the team handily beat Dr. Phillips BC, 87-64, on Saturday at the OTE Center for Excellence in Atlanta (Sunday, Manila time).
The 6-foot-5 Lopez has yet to see action in two games of the Overtime Pro League in Atlanta where Team OTE clashed Calvary Christian in the opener and Dr. Phillips BC in the second game.
Coach Tim Fanning did not field Lopez in Game One against Calvary Christian as it relied on roster Matt Bewley top scoring the squad with 16 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and one block.
It was followed by De’Vontes Cobbs finishing with 15 points, three steals, two boards, and two assists, while Amen Thompson added 11 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks.
Come Game Two, Lopez was benched again where Matt Bewley led Team OTE once again with 19 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks, and one steal as the Tim Fanning-coached side remained unbeaten through two games.
De’Vontes Cobbs contributed with 15 points and four boards, Kok Yat had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Izan Almanza and TJ Clark had 13 points each.
Team OTE immediately pulled off a 21-points in the second period as it took the 48-24 halftime lead largely thanks to its inside attack, outrebounding Dr. Phillips.
Meanwhile, Denzel Aberdeen paced Dr. Phillips BC with 24 points.
Team OTE will next face Liberty Heights Cardinals in Lincoln Country, North Carolina.