MPBL: Iloilo United Royals, San Juan Knights come away with close wins

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Posted at Jun 29 2019 03:11 AM

MPBL: Iloilo United Royals, San Juan Knights come away with close wins 1
Richard Escoto (right) fired the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, as Iloilo escaped with a 67-64 win over Parañaque in the 2019 Lakan Cup on Friday. Courtesy of MPBL Facebook page

Joseph Sedurifa scored a team-high 20 points, and Jeckster Apinan finished with a double-double (13 points, 15 rebounds), as Makati Super Crunch beat Bacolod Master's Sardines 84-74 in the 2019 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup on Friday.

Makati took advantage of a plus-9 differential in turnovers, and consequently an 86-71 advantage in field-goal attempts, for its second win in as many games.

Bacolod, led by Jopher Custodio's 23 points and 7 3-pointers, fell to an even 1-1 record.

In the second game, Richard Escoto fired the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, as Iloilo United Royals escaped with a 67-64 win over Parañaque Patriots.

Rodel Samboy De Leon paced Iloilo (1-0) with 18 points and 4 3-pointers, while Dwight Saguigit led Parañaque (1-1) with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

In the third game, Carlos Edisante Junior Isit made the go-ahead basket with 1:25 left in the game, and Jhonard Clarito split his charities as time expired to ensure defending champion San Juan Knights a 74-72 victory over Pasay Voyagers.

San Juan (2-0) overcame a monster game by Dhon Reverente, who finished with 26 points and 16 rebounds for Voyagers, which lost after a 2-0 start.

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