Black tallies triple-double to tow Quezon City to maiden win in MPBL

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 25, 2019 10:40 PM
Black tallies triple-double to tow Quezon City to maiden win
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Aaron Black gave his 100 percent and got himself a triple-double as Quezon City made quick work of Laguna, 110-85, Tuesday at Navotas Sports Complex.

Black, a part of Ateneo de Manila University's back-to-back championships, made his presence felt anywhere and everywhere with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists as well as two blocks and a steal.

He definitely wasn't alone, however, as Clark Derige top-scored with 24 points while both Tonino Gonzaga and Ramon Mabayo had 17 markers in the Capitals' bounce back win following a loss to open the MPBL Lakan Cup.

Still, the son of ex-Best Import and now-head coach Norman "Mr. 100 percent" Black was the shining star for Quezon City which did not trail and was never threatened.

Mark Anthony Acosta fronted the effort for the Heroes with 18 points which were far from enough from preventing back-to-back losses to start the season.

Meanwhile, the matchup between home team Navotas and Rizal was called off at halftime after the court was deemed dangerous to keep playing on.

The Clutch were ahead of the Crusaders, 56-39, after two quarters before league officials decided to postpone the match as the floor became too moist.

The second half of the game will instead be played on the last day of the elimination round.

In the day's other game, General Santos rose to 2-1 after keeping Marikina winless in three games with a 96-89 decision.

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