Giants overcome Realtors to advance to PCBL finals against Mighty Sports
Jumbo Plastic’s Allan Santos and Moustapha Arafat stop Sta. Lucia import Landry Sanjo. 

JUMBO Plastic downed Sta. Lucia Realty, 70-56, on Friday at the Marikina Sports Center to set up a best-of-three title showdown with Mighty Sports in the PCBL Chairman’s Cup.

A 9-0 spurt in the second period capped by a Jay-R Taganas inside stab gave the Linoleum Giants a 44-24 lead with only 1:13 before half-time.

The Giants held the Realtors to only two field goals in the first six and a half minutes to take a 14-4 lead and held the Realtors to 0-for-10 from the three-point line for the game.

“We concentrated on one area kung saan sila malakas, which is three-point shooting. Wala silang na-shoot na three-point shots tonight,” said Giants coach Stevenson Tiu.

Taganas, a member of the Mythical Selection of the Founders Cup, finished with a double-double of 13 points and 15 rebounds while Mark Lopez, reinserted into the starting unit in his team’s most crucial game, chipped in nine.

The scores:

Jumbo Plastic 70 – Taganas 13, Lopez 9, Martinez 9, Eguilos 8, Viernes 8, Arafat 8, Santos 6, Siruma 5, Ibay 4, Arellano 0.

Sta. Lucia 56 – Sanjo 17, Bautista 10, Salado 7, Javelona 6, Escosio 4, Ilagan 4, Camasura 2, Vidal 2, Castanarez 2, Bangga 2, Jamito 0, Gabriel 0.

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