Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Jonathan Ablao lifts NBL expansion team La Union to 2-0

La Union bagged its second win in as many tries, beating Parañaque, 95-86, last Saturday in the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 3 Black Arrow Express-President’s Cup at the AFP Wellness Center in Quezon City.

Jonathan Ablao waxed hot, scoring 19 points on 6-of-14 shooting from threes to lift the Paower to a 2-0 record and take solo lead in Group B.

Ian Rhalf Llona and Kirk Andrew Agulan had 16 and 12 points each for Paower to win the game, despite the absence of Michelle Maynes due to an injury.

In other results, Quezon City, Laguna, and Pasig notched their first wins in the first conference of the league for homegrown basketball talents.

The QC Defenders leaned on Ferdinand Barde’s 21-point performance to beat the Lifenet Corp. Caloocan Executives, 93-86, for a 1-1 win-loss card last Saturday.

The Laguna Pistons also trounced the Marikina Best Shoemakers, 101-78, last Sunday for a 1-1 record at the Jesus Dela Pena Gymnasium in Marikina, with Alexis Hilario finishing with 22 points in the win.

Joshua Diaz fired 29 points as the Pasig El Pirata stunned erstwhile-unbeaten CamSur Express, 92-81, to capture their first win after two games.

The league takes a Christmas break before resuming action on January 4.

#ReadMore  After all the trials, everything was worth it for Mbala
Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like


Reil Cervantes is back to being a licensed professional basketball player once more. Three years since his last pro stint with Westsports Malaysia in...

Bandwagon Wire

Regional leagues National Basketball League-Pilipinas and Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League had to stop play last March due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic. Both were...


The National Basketball League (NBL) concluded its bubble with all players, coaches, and league staff yielding a negative result in its final round of...


SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA — Pampanga Delta stamped its class on La Union PAOwer, taking a 76-68 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday to capture...


A day after a lackadaisical Game Two outing, Pampanga vented its ire on La Union, 82-73, in Game Three to grab the lead in...


SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA — La Union and Pampanga go for a 2-1 lead in the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 3 Black Arrow Express-President’s...


Everyone remains safe inside the San Fernando, Pampanga bubble of the National Basketball League-Philippines. This as after the third round of mandatory RT-PCR tests,...


Jayson Apolonio did not allow La Union to go down in Game Two of the NBL Season 3 Black Arrow Express Presidents Cup, leading...