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Joshua Torralba leads Makati’s 42-point mauling of Caloocan to end skid in MPBL


Makati-Super Crunch ended its two-game skid in emphatic fashion, romping Caloocan-Victory Liner by 42 points, 119-77, in the 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season at the San Andres Sports Complex in Manila, Wednesday.

Joshua Torralba powered the romp with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting including six treys, helping Makati to a 21-6 win-loss record, still at third spot in the Northern division.

Josrph Sedurifa chipped in 16 points, six rebounds, and six assists while Cedric Ablaza added 15 markers and nine boards. John Rey Villanueva and Rudy Lingganay also finished in double figures in points with 13 and 11, respectively.

“We are still in the adjustment phase pero sobrang happy ako kasi inaccept ng players yung challenge. The win should be really credited to the players because they played very well,” said coach Beaujing Acot, who earned his first win as Makati’s head tactician.

The Super Crunch-backed squad opened the game scorching, zooming to a 14-2 advantage, punctuated by back-to-back triples by Torralba, and never looked back.

Joseph Manlangit’s rim-rattling jam in the waning seconds of the game gave Makati its biggest lead of the game at 42, 119-77.

Makati’s bench did the heavy lifting with 64 points against Caloocan’s 34.

Paul Sanga paced Caloocan with 17 points and six rebounds while Damian Lasco had 14 markers.

The loss allowed the Supremos to drop their fourth-straight game and slip to the ninth spot in the North behind a 14-13 card, half-a-game behind Pasay at 14-12 in the same division.

The Scores:

Makati-Super Crunch 119 – Torralba 24, Sedurifa 16, Apinan 16, Ablaza 15, Villanueva 13, Lingganay 11, Baloria 8, Asoro 8, Cruz 2, Manlangit 2, Importante 2, Morales 2, Cayanan 0, Sta. Maria 0.

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Caloocan-Victory Liner 77 – Sanga 17, Lasco 14, Escalambre 11, Labing-isa 9, Tongco 7, Ambulodto 5, Cervantes 5, Marilao 4, Sarangay 2, Gonzales 2, Cayson 1, Garcia 0.

Quarterscores: 29-16, 60-42, 89-59, 119-77.

Story by Justin Valencia
Photo by Thel Suliva

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