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MPBL: Manila prevails


by Kristel Satumbaga

Marvin Hayes of the Manila Stars (photo from MPBL Facebook)

Marvin Hayes of the Manila Stars (photo from MPBL Facebook)

The Manila Stars, coached by PBA great Philip Cezar, dealt the Muntinlupa Cagers its first loss in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBC) Datu Cup, 100-86, Wednesday at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex.

Marvin Hayes and Reil Cervantes merged for 35 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists while Aristotle Dionisio had 15 points and 20 points as the Stars snapped the Cagers’ eight game winning streak.

Christopher Bitoon also contributed 16 points for the Stars, who clinched their ninth win in 11 games.

In the other game, the Pasay Voyagers bested the Imus Bandera, 79-75, behind the efforts of Jan Jamon and Yves Ludovice.

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