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Calamba, San Pedro keep unbeaten records

September 1, 2022 People's Tonight 539 views

CALAMBA City-Alta CalamBAGO and San Pedro City-AMB continued their remarkable performances by beating their respective opponents in the National Basketball League (NBL) Inter-City basketball championship at National University Inspire Sports Academy Center in Calamba, Laguna.

Calamba overwhelmed Nasugbu, Batangas- Divertex, 95-82, while San Pedro subdued San Pedro City-Leads Agri, 72-68, to share the lead with five straight victories in this nine-team tournament organized by BAP Region 4 head Leonardo “Ding” Andres.

The Mayor Roseller Rizal-backed Alta CalamBAGO Calamba leaned on the foursome of Gil Calacalsada, Jonathan Bailon, Shawn Dominic Algire and John Lester Maurillo to roll back Nasugbu.

Calacalsada, named as “Best Player of the Game”, scattered 21 points. Ballon added 20 points, Algire had 18 points and Maurillo had 16 for Calamba City of coach Francis Natividad and consultant Michael Sydiangco.

John Lester Gomez and Ejhay Canete combined for 45 points for Nasugbu-Divertex, which is being handled by coach Florencio Lana and manager Leonilo Calingasan.

San Pedro City-AMB of CongMa. Rene Ann Lourdes G. Matibag and Atty Melvin A. Matibag and coach Aaron Mendoza drew big games from Allen Bernard Papa, Duke Tomas Madelo and Geoffel John Gonzales, who finished with 45 points among them.

In other games, Paete- PGFlex defeated Santa Rosa City, 80-78, and Biñan City-Vice Gel downed Cabuyao City -DenHa Tigers, 83-67, to keep the No. 3 and No. 4 positions with 4-1 cards.

Paete, which is being handled by former national coach Johny Tam and team manager Nelson Guevarra and supported by Mayor Ronald B. Cosico, relied on Ervin Lucente (21 points), Mark Ordonez (17), Brian Ilad (13), Raffy Reyes (11) and CJ Quinto (10) in defeating Santa Rosa, Philip Liwanag carried the fight for Sta. Rosa of coach JayAr Dichoso with 17 points followed by Junthel Namo with 14 and Sean Michael Sandoval with 13’points.

The Almer Almazora mentored Binan was led by Fritz Del Rosario’s 22 markers. AA

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