Leo Isaac’s debut in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Anta-Datu Cup is a rousing success.
With Gab Banal stuffing the stat sheet anew, coach Leo’s new team in Bacoor silenced home team Rizal, 74-63, last Tuesday at the Ynares Sports Center.
Banal collected 17 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, two blocks, and two steals as the Strikers barged back into the win column now at 7-4.
It was the first win in the fledgling league for Isaac who replaced Budds Reyes over the weekend.,
The 4-8 Crusaders were paced by Chammy Diputado and Mark Anthony Doligon who scored 11 apiece.
Meanwhile, Cebu also got a much-welcome win at the expense of Valenzuela, 78-75.
Patrick Cabahug had 13 points, four assists, and three rebounds to show the Sharks the way to 3-8.
Tied with them in the standings are the Classic.