Tallo leaves lasting first impression, leads Bacolod to winning MPBL debut
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 24, 2019 08:09 PM
Mac Tallo impressed all over the court in his MPBL debut
Mac Tallo wasted no time showcasing his skills in shooting Bacolod to its first win in just its first try in the MPBL Lakan Cup, an 87-83 decision against fellow rookie team Mindoro, Monday inside Manila's San Andres Gym.
Tallo dropped 31 points in efficient 13-for-21 shooting, 14 of which came in the Masters' 34-point second quarter that broke the game wide open.
Not only that, the former NLEX and TNT guard also made his presence felt everywhere else, nabbing six assists, six steals, and four rebounds as well.
Jopher Custodio and Louie Medalla also chimed in 12 and 11 points, respectively, while team captain Pao Javelona chipped in seven markers, five assists, three rebounds, two steals, and his usual energy and intensity in Bacolod's breakthrough win.
Mac Baracael, another former Road Warrior, paced the Tamaraws with 23 points on top of 11 rebounds and five assists. Joseph Brutas backstopped him with 21 markers.
Meanwhile, home team Manila stayed spotless thus far after warding off Nueva Ecija, 96-86.
Carlo Lastimosa led three other teammates in double-digits with 20 points as the Stars scored back-to-back wins to start the season.
Right behind him were Chris Bitoon who had 18 points, Jollo Go who had 14 markers, and Aris Dionisio who had a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double to his name.
On the other hand, newcomer Nueva Ecija remained winless in two games. Jerwin Gaco topped the scoring column for them with 19 points.