By Ivan Saldajeno
MANILA--Navotas handed Pasig a pet peeve in the eyes of its fans as the former mauled the latter, 97-70, in the MPBL Datu Cup at the Pasig Sports Center in Pasig on Tuesday night.
The Clutch wasted no time in bludgeoning the Pirates on the road, opening a 26-11 first quarter lead.
Navotas even stretched the lead to as high as 37 points, 80-43, at the end of the third quarter before settling for the 27-point cushion at the final buzzer.
Matt Salem made 14 points, while Gino Jumao-As, Levi Hernandez, and Michole Sorela each made 13 for the Clutch, who moved up to 3-3.
Boyet Bautista's 20-point, four-rebound, five-assist, and one-steal performance went for naught as the Pirates stayed winless after six games.
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