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    Lester Alvarez shows way as Batangas edges Rizal for fourth straight win

    Nov 8, 2018

    BATANGAS City and Makati extended their winning runs in the MPBL Datu Cup on Wednesday night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

    Lester Alvarez scored 23 as the Batangas Athletics edged the Rizal Crusaders, 92-90, to stretch their streak to four.

    Jhaymo Eguilos and Bong Quinto combined for nine of Batangas City’s last 11 points as the Athletics improved their win-loss record to 8-6.

    The loss was the third straight and 10th loss in 14 games for Rizal, at the cellar of the southern division.

    Meanwhile, Makati defeated Zamboanga, 77-65, for its third win in a row.

    The Super Crunch, formerly known as the Skyscrapers, dealt the Valientes their seventh loss in 12 games.

    Makati improved its win-loss record to 9-4 for fourth spot in the Northern Division.

    “Consistency on defense has been our calling card and we were able to show that in the fourth period,” said Makati coach Cholo Villanueva.

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