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Gab Banal steers Bacoor rout of Muntinlupa as MPBL King of the North race heats up

Behind Gab Banal’s all-around brilliance, Bacoor City stretched its winning streak to six games after dealing Muntinlupa-Angelis Resort a rough 98-67 beating in the 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan Cup at the FilOil Flying V Centre, Saturday.

Banal posted 11 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists to help Bacoor tighten its hold of the second spot in the Southern Division with a 21-5 standing.

The Strikers opened the flood gates right from the first whistle, taking a 27-14 lead in the opener before ending the first half with a 52-29 advantage.

Looking to close things out, Banal ignited a 10-0 run by draining a three-pointer then dishing out a perfect half-court lob to Ian Melencio.

Ken Mark Miranda capped off the spurt with a four-point play, chalking up Bacoor’s biggest lead of the game at 34, 98-64 with 3:07 left in the game.

We just need to stay steady, stay humble and hungry, just keep putting the work and trusting the work. The result will show,” said Bacoor head coach Chris Gavina as he hopes that his wards can sustain their momentum throughout the elimination round.

Oping Sumalinog and RJ Ramirez added 13 points apiece, with both drilling three three-pointers each while Mark Montuano chipped in 10 markers.

Meanwhile, Jamil Ortouste paced the Cagers – who dropped to 7-20 also in the Southern Division – with 21 points on 9-of-20 shooting from the field.

The Scores:

Bacoor City (98) – Banal 13, Sumalinog 13, Ramirez 13, Canete 11, Montuano 10, Melencio 7, Acidre 6, Mabulac 6, Aquino 6, Acuna 4, Miranda 4, Ochea 3, Andaya 2, Malabag 0

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Muntinlupa-Angelis Resort (67) – Ortouste 21, Moralde 10, Ylagan 9, Enguio 7, Mag-isa 7, Rebugio 7, Salaveria 2, Pamulaklakin 2, Po 2, Reyes 0, Buenaflor 0, Gonzales 0

Quarterscores: 27-14, 52-29, 77-52, 98-67

Story by Jonash Dannug
Photo by Thel Suliva

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