Pasaol-led Bataan rises to top of Chooks 3x3's first leg
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 16, 2019 05:54 PM
Alvin Pasaol and 1Bataan dealt the first defeat to Pasig Grindhouse before coming away with the win in the first leg of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3
Alvin Pasaol ran roughshod on whoever was put in front of him and 1Bataan ultimately ran away from the competition in the first leg of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3.
Matched up with erstwhile undefeated Pasig Grindhouse in the Finals, Pasaol scored seven points to show the Risers the way to a well-earned 19-18 win on Saturday at the SM Megamall Events Center in Mandaluyong.
Even more, University of the East’s scoring machine did much of his damage at the expense of ex-pro Dylan Ababou.
Still, it was actually the Kings who had an 18-17 edge with 55 ticks to go until Santi Santillan fished a foul and converted one of two charities.
With the tally tied, 1Bataan then got a defensive stop and, in the ensuing possession, the just-graduated De La Salle University forward again had a short stab that eventually ended as the difference between the two teams.
Santillan wound up with seven points of his own while Adamson University product Sean Manganti had five markers to backstop Pasaol.
The three, alongside former Ateneo de Manila University skipper Anton Asistio, will bring home a cash prize PhP 100, 000.
Without a doubt, the prize is a well-earned one as they are the first, and thus far only, team to have downed Pasig Grindhouse in the upstart league.
1BATAAN 19 – Pasaol 7, Santillan 7, Manganti 5, Asistio 0.
PASIG GRINDGOUSE 18 – Ababou 7, Statham 6, Munzon 4, Rike 1.
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