Baloria makes sure Makati stays spotless in MPBL

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 06, 2019 12:13 AM
Baloria makes sure Makati stays spotless in MPBL
Makati defeated Paranaque, Bacolod defeated Muntinlipa, and Valenzuela defeated Nueva Ecija

Makati imposed its will before registering a 91-71 romp over Paranaque, Friday inside Manila's San Andres Sports Complex.

Jong Baloria made the most out time on the floor by scoring 18 points in just 16 minutes of play while Cedric Ablaza had for himself 12 markers, eight rebounds, and two assists in the SuperCrunch's third win in as many games in the MPBL Lakan Cup.

Jeckster Apinan also posted a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double to make sure Makati had all the answers for whatever the Patriots were putting up.

Rene Boy Banzali was the lone bright spot for 1-3 Paranaque with 16 points.

Meanwhile, rookie team Bacolod continued to impress, this time with a convincing 98-86 victory versus league stalwart Muntinlupa.

Pao Javelona tallied 20 points, eight assists, and four rebounds, all while leading four other teammates in double-digits as Bacolod improved to 3-2.

Right behind him were Jopher Custodio who had 18 points and six rebounds, Arben Dionson who had 16 markers and five boards, Jerome Ortega who had 13 points and five rebounds, and Mac Tallo who did it all with 10 markers, eight assists, and seven boards.

For the Cagers, Ivan Villanueva topped the scoring column with 19 points. Overwhelmed by their opponents' balance, however, they remain winless after four outings.

In the day's other game, Valenzuela warded off Nueva Ecija in overtime, 119-116.

With that, the Classic rose to 2-1 while the MiGuard recoiled to 1-3.

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