MPBL News:

Makati Skyscrapers edges Manila Stars, 99-98

June 30, 2018 – Ynares Arena

MPBL News: Makati Skyscrapers axed the Manila Stars, 99-98, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League this Thursday at the Ynares Center. Jeckster Apinan lifted Makati with his 24 points and 8 rebounds, while Cedrick Ablaza chipped-in 23 points. Chris Bitoon paced the losing Stars with 21 markers and 4 assists.


Apinan was a former PBA Pro player for NLEX and KIA Mahindra before suiting up for the Skyscrapers.

Manila Stars failed to hold-on to a whopping 16 points lead, 60-44 at one point in the third quarter.

Adrian Celada shot 4 of 6 treys, finishing the evening with 15 points.

➤ Ynares Center had a light outage during the game’s halftime which lasted 10 minutes.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 22-27, 41-54, 68-74, 99-98.


Apinan 24, Ablaza 23, Paniamogan 21, Lingganay 16, Lasquety 4, Isip 4, Manlangit 3, Mocon 2, Bautista 2, Villanueva 0, Mangahas 0, Importante 0.


Bitoon 24, Cervantes 17, Celada 15, Lopez 12, Rodriguez 11, Hayes 9, Dionisio 5, Sabellina 4, Arellano 1, Cruz 0, Yap 0.

June 30, 2018 - Ynares Center, Antipolo

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team


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