Home team Pagadian rolled to its third-straight win at the expense of Kapatagan, 95-67, in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, at the City Gymnasium in Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur on Saturday.
Rich Guinitaran spearheaded Pagadian's balanced attack with 16 points on a 7-of-12 clip to go with 5 rebounds and 3 steals.
CJ Pamaran delivered 15 points, while Keanu Caballero just missed a double-double with 12 points and 8 assists.
The victory catapulted Pagadian atop the standings at 3-0.
The Buffalo Braves opened the second half with 5 straight points on a lay-in by Paul Siarot and a triple by Ryan Costelo to cut within eight, 38-46.
But the Explorers answered back with a 16-6 blast, topped by Von Lloyd Dechos' 3-pointer to build an 18-point margin, 62-44, midway through the third period.
A layup off an isolation by Noel Cortez gave Pagadian its biggest lead at 28 and set the final score.
Marlon Monte had 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists against 4 turnovers for the 1-2 Braves.
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