by Kristel Satumbaga
Bulacan Kuyas and Bacoor Strikers outlasted separate opponents to post their second straight victory in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the STRIKE gym in Cavite.
Jason Melano and Jay-R Taganas steered the Kuyas to an 86-82 win over the Caloocan Supremos while Mark Montuano and Gab Banal helped the Strikers pull off a 90-87 triumph over the Quezon City Capitals.
Melano posted 15 points and five assists while Taganas flexed his muscles to score 12 points and haul 12 rebounds in leading the Caesar Wongchuking-owned Kuyas to their 13th win in 21 matches.
Meanwhile, Montuano had 20 points and seven boards while Banal chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Strikers improved to 10-10. (