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Yee quickly shatters Mabulac's rebounding record as Davao Occidental silences Pasay anew

By Ivan Saldajeno

BAGUIO--Barely two hours after Michael Mabulac entered the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League record book with a monster rebounding game, Mark Yee quickly took him out there.

Yee impressed with an even more solid output rebounding-wise, grabbing 24 boards for Davao Occidental in a 68-61 win over Pasay at the Cuneta Astrodome in the said city on Wednesday night.

Yee did most of the rebounding damage on the offensive end, grabbing 10 offensive caroms, half of the Tigers' 20 total offensive rebounds that led to 17 second chance points.

Yee's tenacity at the glass prompted Coach Don Dulay to go small ball the rest of the way with the six-foot-three forward, known for his lockdown defense, manning the center spot.

The move worked wonders as they held off the Voyagers down the stretch to take the road win.

Yee actually led Davao Occidental in scoring too, making 16 points on 5-of-8 field goals and a perfect 6-of-6 free throws. He also had six assists and one block.

Billy Robles, Leo Najorda, and Bonbon Custodio each added 13 markers as the team moved up to solo second in the Southern Division at 6-3.

Jan Jamon also had 16 points alongside nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal for Pasay, which lost for the second straight time at home and fell to 2-7.

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