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MPBL: San Juan survives Bacolod; Biñan, Muntinlupa gain

June 23, 2024 People's Tonight 218 views

SAN Juan wasted a big lead and settled for a 91-85 victory over lowly Bacolod City of Smiles on Friday in the MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) Sixth Season at the Olivarez College gym in Parañaque.

Way ahead, 87-61, the San Juan Knights relaxed on defense, allowing the Bacolenos to bunch 13 points, before cruising to their 11th win in 12 starts and staying close behind Quezon Province (12-0), Nueva Ecija (11-0) and Pampanga (12-1) in the round-robin elimination round of the 29-team tournament.

Biñan foiled Paranaque’s final rally to tally a 71-68 victory in the nightcap.

Egged on by the jampacked crowd, the Paranaque Patriots clawed back from an 11-point deficit, 58-69, but ran out of time as Biñan Tatak Gel climbed to 8-4.

Carlo Lastimosa led Binan with 13 points, followed by Pamboy Raymundo, Robbie Manalang and Jeric James Pido with 9 each.

Parañaque slid to 8-6 despite Jielo Razon’s 22-point, 9-rebound, 7-assist, 2-steal effort, JP Sarao’s 13-point, 5-assist, 3-rebound output, and Joshua Gallano’s 13-point, including a buzzer-beater triple, and 8-rebound contribution.

San Juan drew 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists from Dexter Maiquez, 15 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists from Orlan Wamar, 14 points and 6 rebounds from Michael Calisaan, and 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists from Michael Malonzo.

Bacolod tumbled to 1-13 as Louie Vigil’s 33 points, including 22 in the fourth quarter, 18 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals went for naught.

Homegrown Alfred Sedillo posted 27 points and 3 rebounds.

The Muntinlupa Cagers ruled the boards and bested the Marikina Shoemasters, 67-56, in the opener.

With Joshua Guiab firing 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, Muntinlupa led by as many as 49-35 en route to a 5-9 card.

The Cagers posted a 62-42 edge in rebounds over the Shoemasters, who were further hampered by an atrocious 6 of 40 shooting from rainbow territory and tumbled to 3-11.

The scores:

First game

Muntinlupa (67) — Guiab 19, Flores 8, Marcos 8, Cuevas 7, De Leon 7, Capacio 7, Galicia 4, Alano 3, Arenal 2, Buenaflor 2, Moralde 0, Cabeguin 0, Vento 0, Bongay 0.
Marikina (56) — Casajeros 13, De Liano 12, Landayan 7, Charlesworth 6, Estacio 6, Mosqueda 5, Vitug 3, Pili 2, Udjan 2, Escoto 0, Mabigat 0, Demigaya 0, Evangelista 0, Fontanilla 0, Basco 0.
Quarterscores: 16-1837-30, 56-47, 67-56

Second game

San Juan (91) –Maiquez 20, Wamar 15, Calisaan 14, Malonzo 10, Taywan 8, Soberano 5, Huang 4, Panganiban 4, Miranda 2, Gamboa 2, Mojica 2, Hernandez 2, Ubalde 2, Galinato 1, Ando 0.
Bacolod (85) –Vigil 33, Sedillo 27, Peromingan 9, Pastias 6, Pardo 5, Ramos 3, Marilao 2, Solomon 0, Casinilio 0, Ubalde 0, Galit 0, Sabellina 0, Manalang 0, Partosa 0, Canal 0.
Quarterscores: 14-13, 34-28, 66-53, 91-85

Third game

Biñan (71) — Lastimosa 13, Penaredondo 9, Pido 9, Manalang 9, Rocacurva 8, Gimpayan 7, Canaleta 4, Pingris 4, Alonte 3, Helterbrand 2, Baetiong 2, Maestre 1, Raymundo 0, Anonuevo 0, Alabanza 0.
Parañaque (68) – Razon 22, Gallano 13, Sarao 13, Manalang 7, Umali 5, Olegario 3, Pido 2, Vizcarra 2, Ubuda 1, Elorde 0, Hernandez 0, Villanueva 0, Loyola 0, Ruaya 0, Martel 0.
Quarterscores: 14-6, 29-20, 50-50, 71-68.

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