MPBL News:

Makati Skyscrapers edges Manila Stars, 99-98

June 30, 2018 – Ynares Arena

By Rock Punzalan

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.

Notes:

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.

MAKATI SKYSCRAPERS: 99

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

MANILA STARS: 98

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