IT didn’t take long for Cavitex to get its revenge against Platinum Karaoke.
Dominick Fajardo and Chester Saldua led the Braves to a fast start on the way to a dominant 21-13 win over their former tormentor and clinch their first leg championship in the Second Conference Season 2 of the PBA 3x3 on Sunday.
Fajardo finished with nine points, while Saldua added seven as the duo combined to give Cavitex a 13-3 lead with the finals of Leg 5 still to breach its halfway point at the Robinsons Place in Novaliches.
Jorey Napoles, the one-time 3x3 national team member, later secured the champion’s pot worth P100,000 when he hit the game-clinching deuce.
It was payback time for Cavitex, coached by Emman Monfort, who lost the Leg 4 championship to Platinum Karaoke just last week.
The title run likewise ended a pair of runner-up finishes by the Braves in the previous two legs of the standalone tournament.
Big man Tzaddy Rangel complete the Cavitex quartet.
Platinum Karaoke bagged P50,000 for placing runner-up, while Pioneer Elastoseal received P30,000 after beating Barangay Ginebra in the battle for third and its first podium finish this season.
Pioneer Elastoseal (17) – Doliguez 7, Abrigo 5, Rivera 4, Morido 1.
Ginebra (14) – Gumaru 7, Mangahas 3, Aurin 3, Cu 1.
Cavitex (21) – Fajardo 9, Saldua 7, Napoles 5, Rangel 0.
Platinum Karaoke (13) – Banal 4, Andrada 4, Sazon 4, Tumalip 1.