MPBL: Batangas bounces back by powering through Makati

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 11, 2018 08:48 AM
MPBL: Batangas bounces back by powering through Makati
Batangas leaned on its championship experiences to power through Makati

Batangas is back in the winner’s circle of the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Anta-Datu Cup.

Swishing two treys in the last five minutes, Teytey Teodoro shot the Athletics over very game Makati, 72-65, and onto a mighty rebound last Tuesday at home at the Batangas City Coliseum.

With the Skyscrapers closing in at 62-64 with under five minutes remaining, Teodoro dropped a couple of long-range missiles that bookended an 8-0 blast that ultimately boosted the home team onto a 2-1 standing.

The former Jose Rizal University gunner ended with a game-high 19 points and was backstopped by Jhaymo Eguilos who posted a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double.

Jeckster Apinan had 16 points and 12 rebounds to pace Makati which proved to be far from enough to prevent their first loss after three games.

Meanwhile, Caloocan reached a milestone for its franchise at the expense of Rizal, 92-80.

Mar Villahermosa waxed hot from the field with 29 points to show the Supremos the way to 2-1 – already better than the 1-8 record they had in the previous conference.

For the still winless Crusaders, Marco Balagtas topped the scoring column with 13 points.

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