CALAMBA City- Alta CalamBAGO showed too much class in beating Cabuyao City-DenHa Tigers, 119-53, for its fourth straight win and a share of the lead with San Pedro City- AMB in the 2022 National Basketball League (NBL) Inter-City basketball championship at National University Inspire Sports Academy Center in Calamba City, Laguna.
Calamba, which is being handled by coach Francis Natividad and consultant Michael Sydiangco, relied anew on Lester Maurillo, Shawn Dominic Algire, Jeric Terrones, Limwhel Calibo and Van Buren Mateo.
Maurillo, who was named as “Best Player of the Game”, topscored with 20 points for the Alta CalamBAGO of Mayor Roseller Rizal.
Algire added 16 points, Jeric Terrones and Limwhel Calibo had 12 points each and Mateo contributed 10 points for Calamba.
Playing coach Carlos Fenequito carried the fight for Cabuyao with 10. n the other games, Paete-PG Flex defeated Sto Tomas City-Mr. Cow, 72-56; Biñan City-Vice Gel outplayed Santa Rosa City, 97-79; and Nasugbu Batangas- Divertex downed San Pedro-Leads Agri, 79-76.
The PG Flex-supported Paete of former national team coach Johny Tam leaned on former PBA player Raffy Reyes in defeating Sto Tomas for its third win in four matches.
Reyes, who played for Alaska and Blackwter Elite, scattered 19 points for Paete of Mayor Ronald B. Cosico.
CJ Quinto and Ervin Lucente added 10 points apiece for Paete-PG Flex.
Arjay Murillo and Gio Lopez scores 12 and 10 points for Sto Tomas, which suffered its fifth straight loss.
Biñan City of coach Almer Almazora got double digit scores from six players to secure its third win in four outings.
Alexander Villacorta and Jelo Alanguilan fired 14 apiece, Michael Mabulac, Allan Mangahas and Sam DiOcampo had 13 points each and Kurt Sunga contributed 11 points for Binan City of Vice Mayor Gel Alonte.
Sean Michael Sandoval scored 25 points Jaypee Adato had 15 points and BJ Bartolazo contributed 12 points for Santa Rosa City of coach JayAr Dichoso.
Nasugbu-Divertex rode on John Lester Gomez (18), Dan Lord Magpantay (16) and Edward Villanueva (!2) in downing Leads Agri of San Pedro City. AA