MPBL: Navotas-Munti matchup suspended as Neypes triple try breaks ring
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 29, 2018 05:18 PM
In a sight to see, the matchup between Navotas and Muntinlupa had to be put on hold after the ring got disjointed from its proper position
A faulty basketball ring has left the game between Navotas and Muntinlupa hanging after the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League decided to suspend the matchup at the Navotas Sports Complex last Saturday.
Apparently, one of the rings got nearly disconnected following a three-point attempt by Navotas' Kyle Neypes at 1:34 in the fourth quarter of the matchup between the Clutch and the Cagers in the 2018 Anta-Datu Cup.
The Clutch's Michole Sorela was still able to sink in a follow-up when game officials decided to halt the match for safety purposes.
Muntinlupa was leading the game in overtime, 98-95, when it was suspended.
The Cagers could have walked away with a fourth victory if not for the stoppage. The Clutch's record, on the other hand, remained at 2-2.
In the first game, the Bataan Risers turned back the Imus Bandera, 95-85.
Former PBA cager Byron Villarias unloaded 25 points to lift the Risers past the Bandera.
It was the fourth consecutive win by Bataan, which improved to 4-1. The loss was the third in four games for Imus.