Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Basketball

Galicia, Cani lift Cavite Ballers to NBL QF as Nueva Ecija, Pasig, Marikina advance


Cavite and Nueva Ecija advanced into the quarterfinals of the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 3 Black Arrow Express-President’s Cup after beating separate foes over the weekend.

Riordan Galicia had 27 points, 17 rebounds, and two assists, while Hubert Cani converted 20 points as the Cavite Ballers beat the Laguna Pistons, 102-92, last Sunday at the General Trias Sports Center.

Edgie Jejillos had 22 points, and Juancho Tolentino tallied 16 to lift the Nueva Ecija Besprens to an 82-81 win over the Quezon City Defenders last Saturday at the San Leonardo Gym.

The Ballers will next phase Group B top-seed La Union Paower, while the Besprens will collide with Group A number one ranked Camsur Express in the quarterfinals slated after two weeks. La Union and Camsur own a twice-to-beat advantage in their series.

Meanwhile, the Marikina Best Shoemakers and the Pasig El Pirata won in their knockout matches to advance into the playoffs.

Ronald Roy had 23 points and 10 rebounds to give the Best Shoemakers their first win of the season after a 101-97 victory over the Lifenet Corp. Caloocan Executives, as Jaddie Antonio contributed 20 points and the El Pirata won over the Zamboanga Valientes, 86-77.

Marikina will go up against the Parañaque Aces, while Pasig will clash with the Muntinlupa Emeralds for a spot in the quarterfinals. The Aces and the Emeralds will have a twice-to-beat advantage.

#ReadMore  NU overcomes FEU's record-setting sniping to keep season alive
Written By


You May Also Like

Basketball

Zamboanga booted out Guangdong leg champion Macau, 90-82, to secure the second seed in Group B and punch their ticket to the semifinals of...

ADMU

Geo Chiu will no longer suit up for his senior year with Ateneo de Manila University. The 6-foot-10 big man made his debut for...

Basketball

Caloocan relied on Jeramer Cabanag’s hot hand to edge out Negros, 84-82, on Wednesday in the OKBet-MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) Fifth Season at...

Basketball

Bacoor erected a 20-point barrier and used it as a buffer to batter Bulacan, 78-69, in the OKBet-MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) Fifth Season...

Basketball

Chris Hubilla had a successful debut for University of the Philippines after securing a dominant 85-61 victory against Enderun College in Group Edge of...

Basketball

It was a triumphant return for two high-profile imports who led the Zamboanga Valientes to the championship title of the VisMIn Cup Invitational tournament....

Basketball

The Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum in the Philippines was filled with excitement and anticipation as Zamboanga Peninsula team faced off against its crosstown rivals,...

Basketball

No imports, no problem for the Zamboanga Valientes. Despite playing without two of their high-profile reinforcements, the team managed to secure an 82-79 victory...

Advertisement