HOST Caloocan and Makati sustained their winning runs on Thursday night even as Marikina finally barged into the win column of the MPBL Lakan Season at the Caloocan Sports Complex.
The Supremos notched their fourth straight win by whipping the SOCCKSARGEN Marlins-Armor On, 93-77, behind the 15 points and 12 rebounds of Rene Pacquiao.
Caloocan improved to 5-5 and dealt SOCCSKSARGEN its eight straight loss, leaving the team from Mindanao as the only winless squad in the league's third season.
Marikina finally made it to the win column by outlasting the Valenzuela Classic, 70-65.
Yves Sazon fell a rebound short of a double-double performance, finishing with 13 points and nine boards. Daryl Pascual also ended up with 13 markers.
Sazon’s two free throws in the last 13 seconds ensured the win for the Shoemasters, who finally stopped the bleeding after nine games.
Makati stretched its winning run to three following a hard-earned 86-80 triumph over Basilan. The Super Crunch picked up their seventh win in eight games to solidify their hold of third spot.
The Super Crunch won despite getting outrebounded by the Steel, 52-35.