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Northport beats NLEX for 2-0 start

By Franchesca Nicole Collantes

MANILA—Sean Anthony and Mo Tautuaa led the Northport Batang Pier to a 95-90 win against the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The tandem of Anthony (22 points, nine rebounds, five assists and seven steals) and Tautuaa (18 points) greatly helped in the Batang Pier's win.

Rookie Robert Bolick got also 14 points for this game after his sizzling performance in their game last Wednesday. 

JP Erram and JR QuiƱahan got 19 and 18 points respectively, but they were still not enough as NLEX fell to 0-2 in the Philippine Cup. 

NorthPort will try to improve their winning streak as they will face Columbian Dyip on Friday, Jan.25, 4:30 p.m., at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.

NLEX, on the other hand, will try to gain a win as they will face the TNT KaTropa on Wednesday, Jan 23, 7 p.m., at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

The Scores:

NorthPort 95 - Anthony 22, Tautuaa 18, Bolick 14, Pringle 11, Taha 9, Elorde 8, Arana 4, Guinto 3, Flores 2, Lanete 2, Grey 2, Gabayni 0, Sollano 0.

NLEX 90 - Erream 19, QuiƱahan 18, Galanza 11, Paniamogan 10, Magat 8, Tallo 7, Fonacier 5, Baguio 4, Ighalo 2, Alas 2, Soyud 2, Porter 2, Taulava 0, Rios 0.

Quarterscores: 25-22, 48-46, 71-70, 95-90.

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