Laguna gains share of lead in NBL
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 02, 2018 02:21 PM
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The Laguna Pistons gained a share of the lead in the National Basketball League (NBL) after beating the Dasmarinas Ballers, 87-82, last Sunday at the Hagonoy Sports Complex in Taguig City.
King Fadriquela had 22 points on 10 of 15 shooting from the field as the Rex Dedicatoria-coached Pistons improved their slate to 4-1, tying the CamSur Express for the lead in the team standings of the league for homegrown talents.
John Cantimbuhan led Dasmarinas with 26 points but the Ballers slid to 1-3 win-loss record.
In the other game last Sunday, Richmond Gilbero had 15 points as the Taguig Generals won over the Bulacan Makabayan, 81-74, to improve their slate to 3-2.
Joseph Celso had 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Makabayan, who dropped their record to 1-2.
Last Saturday, Romyl Jornacion scored 13 points and hit the game-winning triple with 10 seconds left and the Rizal Spartans captured their first win with a 70-67 win over the Quezon City Rising Stars at the Antipolo Sports Hub.
Bernard Repato topscored for Rizal with 15 points, while Benjie Jimenez had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans.
Nikko Lao had 11 points, while Mark Puspus had 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks for Quezon City but the Rising Stars fall to 1-2.
Ferdie Limin had 15 points as the Marikina Shoemakers picked up their second win in four tries with an 82-75 win over the Paranaque Aces, which dropped their first game in three outings.