MPBL 2018:

Banal powers Bacoor Strikers over Laguna Heroes, 91-86

August 15, 2018 – Strike Gymnasium

By Rock Punzalan

MPBL News 2018: Gab Banal powered the Bacoor Strikers over Laguna Heroes, 91-86, in the ongoing Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup this Tuesday at Strike Gymnasium in Bacoor. Banal fired 25 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists, while Mark Montuano added 20 buckets, 9 boards and 2 steals.

Notes:

Banal, who came-off a grueling game earlier in the day at the PBA D-League Finals, dropped 10 buckets all in the fourth quarter.

Leonardo de Vera also contributed 17 points, while Chris Sumalinog had 15 goals.

Former PBA star Denok Meranda paced the losing Heroes with 29 markers on tournament record 13 three point bombs. 

Bacoor is now 4-2 in the Datu Cup, while Laguna fell to a 2-4 win-loss slate.

Posted August 15, 2018 - Strike Gymnasium Bacoor

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

MPBL News:

Pampanga Lanterns escapes Bacoor Strikers, 81-80

July 3, 2018 – Olivarez College Gym Parañaque

By Rock Punzalan

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.

Notes:

➤ 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).

Written by Rock Punzalan

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