Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Basketball

Michael Juico, Pampanga Lanterns dim Cebu’s MPBL playoff hopes

Pampanga dimmed Cebu-Casino Ethyl Alcohol’s playoff chances after an 88-77 victory, in the 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season, Tuesday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.

The Giant Lanterns rose to 19-9, picking up their sixth consecutive triumph. They are now tied with Bataan for the fourth and fifth spots.

Already up by five, 70-65, Pampanga uncorked a 14-5 blast, capped by Michael Juico’s followup off a Felix Apreku miss, that put the nail in the coffin, 84-70 with 1:50 left on the clock.

“The whole game we controlled them eh, kaso nakakakuha ang Cebu sa errors namin, kaya nakakahabol ang Cebu. Pero noong huli, hindi na namin binitawan yung lamang,” said Giant Lanterns head coach Bong Ramos.

Levi Hernandez delivered 21 points for Pampanga while Michael Juico unloaded a huge double-double of 15 markers and 13 rebounds alongside four assists, two steals, and a block.

Dexter Maiquez also registered a double-double of his own with 14 points and 11 boards to go with three dimes, a steal, and a block.

Cebu was led by Will McAloney with 17 points, 17 rebounds, six steals and two blocks but he hit the showers early after fouling out at the 4:28 mark of the fourth period.

The Sharks fell to 13-14, still at the ninth place behind eighth-running Bicol-LCC Stores at 15-13.

With the loss, Iloilo United Royals has clinched a spot in the playoffs.

The Scores:

Pampanga 88 – Hernandez 21, Juico 15, Maiquez 14, Apreku 7, Muyang 6, Fabian 6, Thompson 4, Alberto 4, Cruz 3, Gomez 3, Concepcion 0.

#ReadMore  Sai Larosa hopes La Salle game won't be her last one for UST

Cebu-Casino Ethyl Alcohol 77 – McAloney 17, Octobre 14, Lee Yu 10, Nuñez 9, Ubalde 8, Galvez 7, Coronel 5, Mantilla 3, Viloria 2, Cortes 2, Saycon 0, Lao 0.

Quarterscores: 21-17, 43-41, 65-61, 88-77.

Story by Justin Valencia
Photo by Thel Suliva

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Basketball

PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — New day, same dominant Jumbo Plastic-Basilan in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup. The Peace Riders zoomed to...

Basketball

PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — In just four days, Jumbo Plastic-Basilan has reset multiple 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup records. The Peace Riders...

Basketball

PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — Jumbo Plastic-Basilan stamped its class against Pagadian to remain unbeaten, 94-70, in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup,...

Basketball

PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — Jumbo Plastic-Basilan revamped their roster before the start of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup.  Only having nine...

Basketball

PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — Jumbo Plastic-Basilan kept Iligan at bay, racking up an 83-77 victory in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup,...

Basketball

IPIL, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY — After months of frustration, Basilan vented its ire on ALZA Alayon Zamboanga del Sur, 82-48, to open the 2021 Chooks-to-Go...

Basketball

ALCANTARA, CEBU — MJAS Zenith-Talisay City sent the Visayas finals of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Cup to a winner-take-all Game Three, edging KCS Computer...

Basketball

For the past two years, John Wilson has been the face of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.  The 6-foot-2 gunner had been in the...

Advertisement