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Metro League: Bacoor zaps Valenzuela


by Ernest Hernandez

Bacoor came alive in the fourth quarter and the overtime period to down Valenzuela, 93-85, in the Metro League Reinforced Conference at the Hagonoy Sports Complex in Taguig City on Thursday night.

The Strike completed a comeback from 15 points down by outscoring the Workhorse, 29-17, in the fourth quarter to force the extension and 13-5 in extra time to seal the win.

Paolo Castro of Bacoor Strike (Metro League photo)

Paolo Castro of Bacoor Strike (Metro League photo)

Mark Montuano put up 23 points, nine rebounds, and one assist for Bacoor, which stayed unbeaten at 7-0.

Mark Doligon added 21 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals, while Pao Castro cashed in 20 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.

King Descamento added a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds with three assists, two steals, and three blocks.

Erwin Sta. Maria finished with 20 markers, four rebounds, one assist, and one steal for Valenzuela.

Bacoor 93-Montuano 23, Doligon 21, Castro 20, Descamento 11, Ochea 7, Malabag 5, Pangilinan 2, Acuna 2, Miranda 2, Malig-on 0

Valenzuela 85-Sta. Maria 20, Esplana 12, Tayongtong 11, Ruaya 9, Natividad 7, Monteclaro 5, Dedicatoria 5, Laminou 4, Pascua 4, Dela Cruz 4, Diego 2, Kalaw 2, Dulalia 0, Rivera 0

Quarterscores: 19-24, 38-41, 51-63, 80-80, 93-85

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