Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Taguig completes upset of Bulacan, advances to NBL semis

Fifth-ranked Taguig eliminated the twice-to-beat Bulacan DF, 105-94, to advance to the 2021 Chooks-to-Go NBL Chairman’s Cup semifinals, Sunday night at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

Leading by just five entering the fourth period, the Generals used a 7-0 start to establish a double-digit spread, 89-77, with still 9:19 to go.

However, the Republicans failed to take advantage of the nine minutes of basketball for their cause.

They could not break the 10-point barrier Taguig built. The closest they could get was 93-103 after a layup by Ronnifer Camua at the 1:58 mark.

2021-Chooks-NBL-Taguig-vs-Bulacan-Fidel-Castro-Taguig Taguig completes upset of Bulacan, advances to NBL semis Basketball News  - philippine sports news

Six Generals reached double digits led by Fidel Castro’s 18 points on a 7-of-17 clip from the field.

Dan Natividad, who only had a point yesterday, dropped 14 points and went a perfect 6-of-6 from the line.

2021-Chooks-NBL-Taguig-vs-Bulacan-Lerry-Jhon-Mayo-Taguig Taguig completes upset of Bulacan, advances to NBL semis Basketball News  - philippine sports news

LJ Mayo did it all with 13 points, seven assists, six rebounds, two steals, and two blocks.

Coco Tancioco and Mike Sampurna tallied 12 points apiece with the latter chalking up seven rebounds and six assists.

2021-Chooks-NBL-Taguig-vs-Bulacan-Joseph-Ryan-Celso-Bulacan-scaled Taguig completes upset of Bulacan, advances to NBL semis Basketball News  - philippine sports news

Joseph Celso came through for Bulacan with 22 points and seven rebounds while frontcourt partner Earnest Reyes chimed in 21 points six rebounds and five assists.

Dominick Fajardo went to the line 15 times, converting 10 to finish with 16 points with six rebounds and three assists.

Ryan Operio and Joshua Moralejo combined for 27 points but they needed 28 shots.

The Generals will face the well-rested 9-1 Pampanga Delta in the best-of-three semifinals.

The Scores:

Taguig 105 – Castro 18, Natividad 14, Mayo 13, Tancioco 12, Sampurna 12, Subrabas 11, Lontoc 8, Alcantara 6, Santos 5, Pumaris 4, Caduada 2, Oliveria 0, Gilbero 0.

#ReadMore  How much will the PVL bubble really cost? Not as much as PBA's

Bulacan DF 94 – Celso 22, Reyes E. 21, Fajardo 16, Operio 14, Moralejo 13, Camua 7, Sumampong 1, Reyes J. 0, Batac 0, Cruz 0.

Quarterscores: 30-27, 56-52, 82-77, 105-94.

Written By

Just a kid from Cavite trying to make a difference.

You May Also Like


Godslove Nwabude and Josh Lazaro teamed up to lead Ateneo de Manila University to its fourth consecutive win after a dominant 88-57 victory against...


Young guns stepped up as Magnolia escaped NLEX, 103-97, to stay unbeaten in the PBA On Tour, Saturday at the Baliwag Star Arena in...


At the age of 29, Dominick Fajardo is living his dream. Little does anyone know that Fajardo has been with NLEX for the past...


San Beda head coach and TNT deputy Yuri Escueta will use the PBA on Tour games to help hasten the development of his Red...


Coming off a championship in the Pilipinas Super League, Pampanga will be going all out for the 2023 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League season. The...

3x3 Basketball

Leg 44of the PBA 3×3 belonged to Cavitex as it pulled off a 19-15 win against Pioneer Elastoseal for its first title in the...


SAN FERNANDO — Koponang Lakan ng Bulacan and San Pedro Laguna-ARS pulled off Houdini-like escapes against separate foes last Wednesday to rediscover their winning...


Taguig held off La Union, 94-92, last Saturday at the San Juan gym in La Union to sweep the National Basketball League-Pilipinas (NBL) Chairman’s...