Davao Occ still shows grit, downs also-ran Rizal

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Even if it already sealed the top seed in the Southern Division playoffs, Davao Occidental is not stopping.

Davao Occ scored its fourth straight win in the MPBL Datu Cup after beating Rizal, 84-74, at the Muntinlupa Sports Center on Thursday night.

The Tigers zapped the already-eliminated Crusaders in the wire-to-wire win, limiting them to just 12 points in the first quarter to spark the blowout before leading by as much as 18.

Mark Yee posted 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting, eight rebounds, and two assists for Davao Occ, which moved up to 19-4.

Eman Calo added 13 point on 5-of-7 field goals, one rebound, one assist, two steals, and two blocks off the bench.

Eric Dela Cuesta and Jerome Juanico each made 10 points for Rizal, which fell to 7-17.

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