July 3, 2018 – Olivarez College Gym Parañaque
MPBL News 2018: Pampanga Lanterns escaped Bacoor Strikers, 81-80, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup 2018 this Tuesday at the Olivarez College Gym in Parañaque. Juneric Baloria topscored for the Lanterns with 24 points including the game-dagger freethrows in crunch time.
➤ Both the Lanterns and the Strikers now have identical 1-1 records.
➤ The Bacoor Strikers were led by Gab Banal and Chris Sumalinog who scored 21 and 17 buckets respectively.
➤ Pampanga missed the services of Jimbo Aquino (suspended) and Michael Juico (injured).