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    MPBL nullifies Paranaque win over Bacoor; referee suspended, fined for error

    Nov 27, 2018
    Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes says the Patriots and Strikers will play five minutes if needed for playoff positioning.

    BACOOR got a big break when the MPBL Commissioner’s Office nullified the result of the Strikers’ game against the Paranaque Patriots.

    Strikers management filed a protest after a Mac Montilla third-quarter basket was upgraded to a three-pointer. The Nov. 15 was won by the Patriots, 82-81, in overtime.

    The technical team headed by George Magsino ruled that there was an error in judgment by crew chief Jay Castroverde, who was suspended for two weeks or equivalent of 10 playing days on top of the P5,000 fine.

    MPBL Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes nullified the outcome and said a rematch of the last five minutes will be held at the end of the tournament if needed.

    Paranaque and Bacoor are tied fir fourth in the South Division at 8-7.

    “Should there be no more bearing in their standings, there will be no need for a rematch,” said Duremdes.

    Bacor, however, suffered a big loss as Makati continued its surge in the Datu Cup, limiting Gab Banal to score a 73-67 victory on Monday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

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    The Super Crunch scored their fifth straight win for an 11-4 win-loss record.

    Banal had 11 first-quarter points but managed to score only three the rest of the way, held without a field goal in the second half.

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