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Bacoor City mauls Muntinlupa by 31

Gab Banal powered the Strikers with another triple-double. MPBL
By Dugout Philippines

MANILA—Bacoor City scored its sixth straight win in the 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan Season after drubbing Muntinlupa-Angelis Resort by 31 points, 98-67, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City, Saturday night.

Behind a triple-double from Gab Banal, the Strikers continued their late surge to hopefully take the top seed in the Southern Division playoffs with the blowout win.

They started the game with a bang, opening a 27-14 lead against the Cagers in the first quarter, and never looked back from there.

“We just need to stay steady, stay humble and hungry, just keep putting the work and trusting the work. The result will show,” said Bacoor City head coach Chris Gavina post-game.

Banal finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists to lead the Strikers, who moved up to 21-5 in the standings, a half-game behind the Davao Occidental Tigers for first place in the South. Oping Sumalinog and RJ Ramirez also had 13 points each, with both drilling three triples each.

Jamil Ortouste paced the Cagers, who fell to 7-20, with 21 points on 9-of-20 shooting.

The Scores:

Bacoor City (98) – Banal 13, Sumalinog 13, Ramirez 13, Canete 11, Montuano 10, Melencio 7, Acidre 6, Mabulac 6, Aquino 6, Acuna 4, Miranda 4, Ochea 3, Andaya 2, Malabag 0

Muntinlupa-Angelis Resort (67) – Ortouste 21, Moralde 10, Ylagan 9, Enguio 7, Mag-isa 7, Rebugio 7, Salaveria 2, Pamulaklakin 2, Po 2, Reyes 0, Buenaflor 0, Gonzales 0

Quarterscores: 27-14, 52-29, 77-52, 98-67

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