BALIWAG - General Santos City looked every bit a championship contender after claiming another victim in the Muntinlupa Cagers, 84-61, in the MPBL Lakan Season at the Baliwag Star Arena.
Their sixth straight win put the Gen San Warriors in a tie for second to third places of the southern division on a win-loss record to 8-2 while dealing Muntinlupa its eighth loss in 11 games.
Defense played a big factor in Gen San’s bashing of Muntinlupa as the Warriors clamped down on JG Ylagan, who was scoreless in limited minutes, and Ryusei Koga who was held to just four points on 1-of-6 shooting.
Bicol and Bulacan got back on the winning track in contrasting fashion.
Coming off a three-game losing slump, the Volcanoes spewed fire and torched the Navotas Cltuch, 88-73, behind Ronjay Buenafe, who led all Bicol scorers with 15 points.
Hafer Mondragon came away with another double-double performance of 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Bulacan gave new head coach Kerwin McCoy a winning debut in the form of a 74-69 win over the Mindoro Tamaraws. McCoy replaced Britt Reroma.
It was the sixth win in 11 games for the Kuyas, who moved up to seventh spot of the northern division.