Bataan too hot to handle in its 10 straight MPBL win
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 24, 2018 01:23 PM
Bataan remained hot after razing Bulacan
There's no stopping Bataan as it continues to rise in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Anta-Datu Cup as they were able to extend their winning run to 10 here at the People's Center in Bataan last Tuesday.
Pamboy Raymundo and John Villarias combined for 24 points to power the Risers to their 10th win in 11 games, beating Bulacan in a low-scoring affair, 63-49.
It was the third home win of the Risers, whose 10-game winning streak is the longest in the tournament.
Bataan kept a hold of the solo lead in this tournament and bolstered its chances heading to the halfway stretch of the elimination round.
The Risers were able to make stops when needed as they kept the Kuyas out of their comfort zone, proof of that was Bulacan's paltry shooting from the field.
The Kuyas were held to only 28-percent shooting from the field (20-of-70) with only Hans Thiele ending up in double figures, resulting to the team's fourth loss in 12 games.
Bataan didn't shoot better either, hitting only 38=percent from the field (27-of-71), but got 35 points off the bench, 11 more than its counterpart.
Earlier, Parañaque outplayed Rizal, 59-47, as the Patriots notched their seventh win in 13 games.
They were able to take advantage of the error-prone Crusaders as the team from the east committed 23 errors. That resulted to Parañaque to score 21 points off its rival's miscues.