MPBL: Risers steal spotlight from Capitals for fifth straight W

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 09, 2018 12:04 PM
Risers steal spotlight from Capitals for fifth straight W
Gary David was on fire just as Bataan stayed on fire

Bataan began the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League with a loss.

Since then, however, they have been rolling.

The Risers registered their fifth consecutive victory, this one coming at the expense of home team Quezon City, 101-68, last Wednesday at the Blue Eagle Gym in Katipunan Avenue.

Gary David turned back the clock for a vintage performance of 21 points in 72 percent shooting.

“El Granada” was on fire and his teammates only followed suit as they scored no less than 23 points in each quarter.

He was backstopped by youngsters Jeepy Faundo and J-Jay Alejandro who had 12 and 10 markers, respectively, as Bataan rose to 5-1.

Janus Collado topped the scoring column for the Capitals with 15 points. With a non-existent defense, however, they lost for the fourth time out of five games.

Meanwhile, Zamboanga also stretched its streak by dispatching Navotas, 89-78.

As always, Reed Juntilla showed the way with a 29-point, 11-rebound double-double as the Valientes improves to 4-2.

On the other hand, the Clutch lost their third game in a row.

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