The Wangs Basketball Couriers continue their franchise-best start, standing firm and pulling off a 93-84 stunner over the Racal Motors Alibaba, Monday afternoon at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Chris Bitoon led the fight for the Couriers, as he poured 13 of his 22 points in the second half, on top of five steals, four rebounds, and three assists. Robbie Herndon notched a double-double with his 17 markers and 13 boards.
But it was Michole Sorela who delivered the big shots in the payoff period, going for 10 in the final frame to wound up with 13 points and seven rebounds, to bring Wangs to their best start in franchise history with their 3-2 card.
“Big fish yung tinalo namin, pero sa pagsisikap at team effort, nakuha namin yung panalo,” said a jubilant coach Pablo Lucas.
The Couriers strutted the chemistry they have been raving about, as they weathered a fourth quarter rally and break away from a 70-68 affair to an 81-72 edge behind Sorela with 3:49 left in the clock.
“Nakukuha na namin yung chemistry, unlike before na may wall. Namotivate namin yung players na kailangan talaga naming maging isa kung gusto naming manalo,” said Lucas.
Marlon Gomez led the way for Racal Motors with his 15 points and six rebounds, as the squad fell to its second straight defeat.
Roider Cabrera shot 3-of-8 from beyond the arc to collect 14 markers, while Gwynne Capacio had 12 points and four boards in the loss.
Wangs Basketball hope to extend their dream run when they face the Cignal HD Hawkeyes on Thursday, June 29, at 3:00pm. Racal, on the other hand, look to snap out of their two-game funk when they take on the Flying V Thunder on Monday, July 3, at 5:00pm.
Wangs Basketball (93) – Bitoon 22, Herndon 17, De Chavez 13, Sorela 13, Habelito 10, Juico 9, Arambulo 4, Montemayor 3, Riley 2, Ambulodto 0, Asuncion 0, King 0, Tayongtong 0.
Racal Motors (84) – Gomez 15, Cabrera 14, Capacio 12, Lozada 11, Cortes 9, Mangahas 8. Tallo 8, Ayonayon 4, Dela Cruz 2, Apreku 1, Abrigo 0, Ortuoste 0, Salado 0.
Quarterscores: 29-24, 45-47, 66-63, 93-84.