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PSL: Baltazar remains out as Pampanga Lanterns cruise to second win


The Pampanga G Lanterns overwhelmed Quezon City 83-59 Thursday night for its second straight win in the Manila Bankers Life-Pilipinas Super League Pro Division Second Conference Dumper Cup at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

Arvie Bringas dazzled with 11 points, on top of three rebounds, and an assist for the Lanterns, while Jayson Apolonio and Dominic Vera also had 10 markers each.

Justine Baltazar did not suit up once more as he is still in negotiations with a Korean Basketball League club.

The victory served as a fitting follow up to the wards of Pampanga Governor and coach Dennis “Delta” Pineda’s 89-69 drubbing of San Pedro Laguna-ARS last Wednesday and improved to 2-0.

The Beacons could not recover from a 64-73 loss to Sta. Rosa Laguna last week and dropped to 1-3 in the tourney presented by Winzir and co-presented by SCD Cosmetics and Dumper party-list, and supported by NET 25, Adcon, Wcube Solutions Inc., MDC, Unisol, Don Benitos, and Finn Cotton.

In the other game, Cagayan de Oro-PSP turned back 1Munti 76-71 for its breakthrough triumph.

Dariel Bayla led Cagayan de Oro with a double-double of 19 points and 11 boards, while Jeff Comia chipped in 14 markers, 11 caroms, and eight dimes.

Jopet Soriano also had 12 and eight as Cagayan de Oro cut short its four-game losing streak, counting an 86-96 setback at the hands of Batang Kankaloo-Caloocan last Dec. 19 and improved to 1-4.

The Emeralds absorbed their third defeat in a row, including a 62-79 loss to Boracay last week for a 1-3 slate.

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Former PBA forward Mac Baracael carried the fight for Quezon City with 13 points, six rebounds and three feeds, while Germy Mahinay contributed 12 markers and 11 boards.

RJ Ramirez scored 22 points for Munti, while Domark Matillano had 15 markers and four rebounds.

Acoy Alves also got 10 for the Emeralds.

The scores

First game

CAGAYAN DE ORO-PSP 76 – Bayla 19, Comia 14, J. Soriano 12, Yutuc 8, Castillo 7, Dela Cruz 6, Rojo 4, Mohammad 2, De Leon 0, Soriano 0, Udjan 0.

1MUNTI 71 – Ramirez 22, Matillano 15, Alves 10, Camacho 9, Alano 7, Pasia 4, Basco 3, Quinto 1, Sarmiento 0, Mendoza 0, Galit 0, Montilla 0, Arboleda 0.

Quarterscores: 18-20, 36-40, 53-57, 76-71.

Second game

PAMPANGA 83 – Bringas 11, Apolonio 10, Vera 10, Gania 9, Garcia 8, Ramos 6, Jamito 5, Maynes 5, Capulong 4, De Leon 4, Reyes 4, Sampang 3, Binuya 2, Torrado 2.

QUEZON CITY 59 – Baracael 13, Mahinay 12, Arong 9, Reyes 6, Peromingan 5, Lee Yu 4, Santos 4, Jamon 3, Lorenzana 2, Octobre 1, Asoro 0, Casiño 0, Jeruta 0, Meca 0, Melegrito 0.

Quarters: 16-18, 43-33, 63-49, 83-59.

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