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Metro League: Bacoor overpowers Manila

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by Ernest Hernandez

Bacoor banked on separate blasts to romp Manila, 102-75, in the Metro League Reinforced Conference at the Hagonoy Sports Complex in Taguig City on Tuesday night.

Despite a slow first quarter that even saw the Stars take a 21-15 lead at the end of the period, the Strike turned things around in the second frame, outscoring the Stars, 35-20, to go up, 50-41, at halftime.

Paolo Castro of Bacoor Strike skies for a layup. (Metro League photo)

Paolo Castro of Bacoor Strike skies for a layup. (Metro League photo)

Although Bacoor slowed down anew in the third canto, the team pulled away in the fourth, outscoring Manila, 34-15, to turn the game to a blowout.

Paolo Castro led a balanced scoring for the now 5-0 Strike with 13 points alongside three rebounds, and one steal.

Michael Mabulac went 6-for-7 from the field for 12 markers, the same number of points Mark Montuano tallied.

Andrian Celada fired 15 markers with four boards, one dime, and one swipe for the Stars, which fell to 1-3.

Scores:
Bacoor 102-Castro 13, Mabulac 12, Montuano 12, Ramirez 9, Descamento 9, Orizu 8, Acuna 8, Miranda 7, Malig-on 7, Doligon 5, Pangilinan 4, Bugarin 4, Mendoza 4, Aquino 0, Malabag 0

Manila 75-Celada 15, Laude 12, Alban 8, Arafat 8, Acibar 7, Mendoza 7, Manalo 5, Yu 5, Acosta 4, Balagtas 2, King 0

Quarterscores: 15-21, 50-41, 68-60, 102-75

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