PSL

521 Trading, Datzlav prevail

June 20, 2023 People's Tonight 537 views

521 Trading Inc- Mapua showed too much class in beating Batang Kankaloo, 82-74, for its third straight win in 2023 Pilipinas Super League (PSL) 18-under NCR leg at La Consolacion College gym in Mendiola Manila.

Handled by coach Yong Garcia, consultant Alex Tan and team manager Louie Zavalla Leyva, 521 Trading relied anew on the 1-2 punch of Nicolo Alfonso Mulingtapang and Sean Choncey Salvador

Mulingtapang led the way with 21 points with 10 assist while Salvador, who was named Manila Bankers Life “Super Player of the Game”, finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds for 521 Trading Inc. of businessman-sportsman Engr Teddy Javines.

Ronjie Go, Jonalance Masiglat, Benedic Joseph Catapang and Aki Valina also contributed well for 521 Trading,which is built around players of Mapua junior squad.

521 Trading-Mapua dropped its opening match against the more-experienced Farm Fresh Milk-Letran, 83-65 before racking up three straight victories.

Assisting Garcia on bench are Nani Epondulan, Jeff Tajonera,Paolo Gorospe

Alex Mokong, Philip Go, PJ Manigan and Karling Martinez.

521 Trading-Mapua, which also being supported by IGWT-JAV Construction and Development Corporation, will next face EZ Jersey Doc Boleros.

EZ Jersey crushed Taytay Builders, 92-65 in the other NCR match behind Super Player of the Game winner Amiel Acido’s with 19 points.

Farm Fresh Milk-Letran is still on top of NCR standing with 4-0 win-loss record, followed by Jersey Boleros and Fin and Claw Grill with 3-1 card, NBS Kris 2-1, Mandaluyong Namayan Tigre 3-3,

Taytay Builders 2-3, Batang Kankaloo 1-3, New Era Hunters 1-4 and Magnificent Manila 0-5.

In the Luzon leg, Datzlav Sta Cruz Builders defeated Batang Lakan ng Bulacan, 82-79, for its fourth win in as many matches while Quezon LGU downed Calamba City Patriots, 87-66, for its third win in four outings.

Geo Izak Argonza , voted as “Manila Bankers Life Super Player of the Game”, scattered 20 points for coach Rollie Amonelo and team owner Dax Lavina.

Jasper Mourise Matienzo added 18 points, Andrei Lobos had 11 points and Skyler Blue Glean contributed 10 points apiece.

The tournament is organized by PSL president Rocky Chan and vice president Ray Alao and lsupported by Manila Bankers Life, Net25, Converge and Dumper Party List.

PBA legend Leo Isaac is the commissioner. AA

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