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Zamboanga whips Negros for 4th straight win

April 24, 2024 People's Tonight 125 views

ZAMBOANGA Masters Sardines trounced Negros Muscovados, 88-73, on Monday to grab solo lead in the MPBL Sixth Season elimination round at the Alonte Sports Arena.

Later, debuting Binan repulse Abra, 65-60, in the nightcap.

The Zamboanguenos took control from the start and pulled away in the third quarter to tally their fourth straight win in as many starts in the country’s top regional league.

With Joseph Gabayni frolicking inside and twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino hitting their strides, Zamboanga led by as far as 80-51 in the fourth quarter before coasting to another convincing win under Coach Louie Alas.Gaybayni, who poured 10 of his 17 points in the last 10 minutes, also posted 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.

Former MVP Jaycee Marcelino produced 7 points, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks, while Jayvee contributed 10 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.

Their efforts proved enough as the Muscovados sputtered in offense, with only Hubert Cani notching twin digits with 14, and dropped to 3-1.

Unlike Zamboanga, Binan Ratak Gel Beast Motorcycle GameX walked the tightrope and banked on the steady play of Jeric James Pido to push down Abra to a 2-2 card.

Pido scored eight of Binan’s last 10 points to secure the victory sparked by John Sherick Estrada and Roger Rocacurva with 12 points each.

The Abra Weavers, still missing the services of Top Gun Mac Tallo and big man Prince Caperal, got 16 points from Anthony Bringas and 10 from Wendelino Comboy, who, however, missed an open triple that could have extend the game marked by eight lead changes and eight deadlocks.

Abra led at 55-53, only to stumble as Pido, with help from Rocacurva, unloaded 12 points for Biñan.

The scores:

First game

Zamboanga (88) –Gabayni – 17, Jc Marcelino 15, Jv Marcelino 10, Barcuma 8, Santos 7, Mahari 6, Subido 5, Apolonio 4, Omega 4, Publico 4, Alas 3, Ignacio 2, Tansingco 2, Celestino 1, Terso 0.
Negros (73) — Cani 14, Cruz 8, Mahinay 8, Capobres 7, Caunan 7, Palma 6, Paul Una 5, Ludovice 4, Atabay 4, Pangilinan 4, Comia 4, Geolingo 2, Antiporda 0, Longa 0, Ramos 0.
Quarterscores: – 23-20, 43-30, 71-46, 88-73.

Second game:

Biñan (65) – Estrada 12, Rocacurva 12, Pido 10, Canaleta 6, Peñaredondo 5, Manalang 4, Alabanza 4, Maestre 3, Raymundo 2, Chan 2, Lastimosa 2, Gimpayan 2, Baetiong 1, Anonuevo 0, Alonte 0.
Abra (60) — Bringas 16, Comboy 10, Sumang 9, Tolentino 7, Cañete 6, Faundo 5, Escamis 4, Magat 3, Chavez 0, Recto 0, Clemente 0, Fabro 0, Pasturan 0, Gonzales 0, Trinidad 0.
Quarterscores: 13-15, 25-28, 42-38, 65-60.

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