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    La Union advances to NBL finals, arranges rematch with Pampanga

    Nov 22, 2021
    Jayson Apolonio La Union NBL
    Jayson Apolonio puts up a huge double-double to anchor La Union's attack.
    PHOTO: NBL-Pilipinas

    LA Union earned a return trip to the finals, sweeping Muntinlupa, 107-84, on Sunday in the Chooks-to-Go NBL Chairman’s Cup 2021 at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

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    The PAOwer completed the sweep of the best-of-three semifinals and arranged a rematch with Pampanga for the NBL crown. La Union lost to Pampanga in last year’s title showdown in a bubble also held in San Fernando.

    Jayson Apolonio had 24 points and 15 rebounds, and Billy Boado added 18 points including two triples in a 19-2 start for the PAOwer in the game.

    Billy Boado La Union NBL

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    The PAOwer also began the third with a 13-1 run to run away with a 64-44 led. They pulled away for good in the fourth with a 15-3 blast after the Water Warriors came to within five points, 81-76.

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      Jayson Apolonio puts up a huge double-double to anchor La Union's attack.
      PHOTO: NBL-Pilipinas
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