MPBL: Streaking Mandaluyong downs Navotas; Bataan wins to defend turf


Posted at Jul 19 2018 12:38 AM

The Mandaluyong El Tigre—Data Land made the most out of their trips to the free-throw line to edge the Navotas Clutch 59-55 in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at Bataan People’s Center in Balanga on Wednesday.

The victory extended El Tigre’s streak to three since starting the tournament with a loss.

Ray Parks scored 19 points, while Gian Abrigo had a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Navotas, led by Monbert Arong’s 12 points, was able to keep it a tight game and even tied the score at 55-all with 47 seconds to go.

But Parks sank a floater and Jonathan Boholano made both of his free throws to save Mandaluyong from defeat.

El Tigre now have a 3-1 record, while the Clutch fell to 2-2.

In the second game, the Bataan Risers defended their home turf with a 62-58 win against the General Santos Warriors.

It was total team effort for Bataan, led by Pamboy Raymundo's 12 points.

The Risers thwarted the 15-point effort of Chris Masaglang.

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