PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — Globalport-MisOr nabbed its second win in as many days, tripping Zamboanga Sibugay in the Chooks-to-go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Challenge, 77-69, Tuesday at the Pagadian City Gymnasium here.
And it was the bench mob of the Valientes that did the damage in the payoff period.
Reil Cervantes, Dahrrel Caranguian, and Brylle Meca joined hands, scoring 21 of MisOr’s 25 fourth quarter points.
Up by just three late in the game, Cervantes drained back-to-back baskets, the last one a booming trey. That then widened their margin to eight, 73-65, with 2:13 to go.
“It’s really a total team effort,” said Valientes head coach Vis Valencia. “My 12 players, kami lang yata ang 12 and most of the teams have 20, responded well. I’m happy with the effort. They share the responsibilities.”
Team captain Mac Baracael topscored for MisOr with 14 points and six rebounds. Cervantes, meanwhile, chipped in 13 points and nine rebounds.
On the other hand, Meca finished with 12 points. Caranguian, birthday boy Joseph Nalos, and Ralph Salcedo got six points apiece.
MisOr hiked its win-loss record to 2-0 while pulling Zamboanga Sibugay to 0-2.
JC Foronda delivered 12 points for the Anak Mindanao Warriors while Francis Camacho had 11.
Shaq Imperial and Jan Jamon tallied 10 points apiece. Meanwhile, homegrown Zamboanga Sibugay player Enrique Caunan grabbed 12 rebounds to go with his four points.
The Warriors and the Valientes will play for the third consecutive day tomorrow. The former will battle Kapatagan at 4:00 PM; on the other hand, the latter clash with Basilan at 6:30 PM.
MisOr 77 – Baracael 14, Cervantes 13, Meca 12, Estrella 7, Salcedo 6, Nalos 6, Caranguian 6, Ubalde 4, Ballesteros 4, Lee Yu 2, Gonzales 2, Agbong 1.
Zamboanga Sibugay 69 – Foronda 12, Camacho 11, Jamon 10, Imperial 10, Octobre 6, Reyes 5, Tayongtong 4, Caunan 4, Dumapig 1, Lacastesantos 0, Acain 0, Sorela 0.
Quarterscores: 19-24, 36-38, 52-53, 77-69.