ROARING

Tigers score back to back wins in MPBL

Davao Occidental scored another convincing victory to commence its campaign in the MPBL Lakan Cup, getting the better of Caloocan, 76-69, Friday at Marist Gym in Marikina.


The Tigers’ total team effort was more than enough to put away the Supremos. MPBL photo

Yvan Ludovice was an efficient machine and wound up with 13 points, five assists, and four rebounds in just 18 minutes of action.

Billy Ray Robles and Bonbon Custodio also added 10 markers of their own to help the Tigers roar to back-to-back wins to start the season.

Joseph Terso then chimed in nine points as the forward duo of Mark Yee and Marco Balagtas merged for 14 markers and 17 boards.

That total team effort was more than enough to put away the Supremos who got a big scoring night from Almond Vosotros who dropped 21 points on top of six assists and five rebounds. That was far from enough, though, from preventing his side from remaining winless in two starts.

Avoiding the same fate was Cebu which jumped on home team Marikina onto a 50-42 decision for their first win.

Patrick Cabahug showed the way with 14 points and three rebounds as the Sharks bounced back following a season-opening loss.

On the other hand, the Shoemasters dropped to 0-2.

Meantime, Pasay remained atop the leaderboard of the MPBL Lakan Cup following a thrilling 76-75 overtime triumph over home team Muntinlupa, Saturday at the City Sports Complex.

Jan Jamon showed the way with 15 points to go along with nine rebounds and three assists while Don Reverente punished his former team with a 10-marker, 15-board double-double on top of four assists.

Axel Inigo also added 13 points and six rebounds to help the Voyagers move forward to a 2-0 standing.

The Cagers, meanwhile, remained winless in two games even after a 22-point, nine-rebound outing from Reggie Boy Basibas.

In the other game, Zamboanga made quick work of Pasig, 82-69, to notch its first mark on the win column.

Med Salim topped the scoring column with 16 points while Harold Arboleda kept doing it all with 11 markers, 16 rebounds, and three assists as Zambo got a mighty rebound from their season-opening loss.

On the other hand, the Realtors dropped their tournament opener despite impressive league debuts from Jeric Teng who had 17 points, eight rebounds, and five assists as well as Josan Nimes who had 12 markers, four boards, and two dimes of his own.