Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Jeric Teng sets tone vs Imus as Pasig-Sta. Lucia takes third in MPBL

Pasig-Sta. Lucia vented its ire on Imus-Buracai de Laiya, 100-80, to salvage bronze in the Chooks-to-Go Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Invitational battle for third, Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Realtors were coming off a tough 72-77 loss against Basilan-Jumbo Plastic Medical Depot yesterday. And the team used that heartbreaking loss to fuel their rally against Imus-Buracai de Laiya.

“After ng game siyempre masama yung loob namin, gusto rin naming pumasok ng finals,” said Pasig head coach Bong Dela Cruz. “Ang nangyari, sa [group chat] namin nag usap naman, inistart ni cap [Jeric Teng] na bounce back kami today so nag follow na lang yung ibang players.”

After a seesaw affair in the opener, the Realtors stepped on the gas pedal in the following frames. Their biggest lead came in the fourth frame, with Allen Mina draining a trey to put his side up by 31, 94-63, in the 5:51-mark.

Jeckster Apinan led the 20-point beating with 16 points and nine rebounds while Jeric Teng played his best game in the MPBL Invitational with 14 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.

Ryan Costelo and Jerald Bautista added 12 apiece while Mythical Five member Fran Yu, who just played 13 minutes and five seconds, was limited to three points and four assists.

Pasig-Sta. Lucia also banked P200,000 as the third placer.

“We’re just all thankful na nakabalik na ulit yung basketball, natuloy na ulit yung Chooks-to-Go MPBL dahil yun nga very e excited kami kasi maganda yung last season namin,” said Pasig skipper Jeric Teng.

#ReadMore  Things get physical between Gilas and Iran

“We had small expectations from everyone but I think we exceeded it. So we were looking forward na makabalik ulit sa MPBL,” he added.

On the other hand, Genmar Bragais paced Imus-Buracai de Laiya with 23 points to go along with six rebounds, and two assists.

Kurt Reyson chipped in 14 points including four triples while Jhaymo Eguilos had 10 points, five rebounds, and four assists.

Adi Santos missed the contest after suffering a sprained ankle yesterday in their 82-76 loss to Nueva Ecija.

The Scores:

Pasig-Sta. Lucia 100 – Apinan 16, Teng 14, Bautista 12, Costelo 12, Lingganay 9, Arana 8, Caralipio 8, Mina 6, Ablaza 6, Chan 6, Yu 3, Pena 0.

Imus-Buracai de Laiya 80 – Bragais 23, Reyson 14, Melencio 10, Eguilos 10, Tan 6, Llagas 6, Mangalino 6, Medalla 3, Mescalado 2, Go 0, Fuentes 0.

Quarterscores: 23-19, 53-41, 77-56, 100-80.

Written By

You May Also Like


Troy Rosario was not able to rejoin TNT immediately after his tour of duty with Gilas Pilipinas in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in...


San Juan and Pasig got back on track in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Mumbaki Cup with breezy victories on Monday at the FilOilFlying...

3x3 Basketball

More 5-on-5 veterans are set to test their mettle in the halfcourt game as the PBA 3×3 Third Conference gets going on Saturday at...

2022 Asian Games

The Hangzhou 19th Asian Games in September was postponed because of Covid-19’s omicron variant pandemic situation in China to a still-to-be-determined date, according to...


Bacolod Bingo Plus worked in cohesion to offset the absence of Mark Yee and open its stint in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Mumbaki...


Batangas City Embassy Chill showed part of its strength with a 76-56 rout of Imus Bandera late Monday in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League...


Top seed Tanduay and highly-touted Nueva Ecija romped Muntinlupa Angelis Resort EOG Cooly and Kuala Lumpur, respectively, to lead the semifinals cast of the...

3x3 Basketball

The PBA has pencilled in the 3×3 Second Conference Grand Finals’ resumption for April 27 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Commissioner Willie...