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    Pasay off to a flyer in Metro League boys basketball

    May 5, 2019

    PASAY upset host Taguig, 55-50, to join 2017 champion Marikina and Bacoor as opening day winners in the 2019 Metro League Boys Basketball 17-under Division which got underway Saturday at the Hagonoy Sports Complex.

    Kurt Sienes sank two triples down the crucial stretch, helping Pasay fend off Taguig’s late rally for a winning start in the South Division of the 13-team tournament backed by the MMDA and the PBA with Barangay 143 as league presentor.

    In other games, Bacoor banked on balanced attack to thrash shorthanded Las Piñas, 86-68, in the South Division while Marikina routed Navotas 78-63 in this league bankrolled by Synergy 88, World Balance, Excellent Noodles and San Miguel Corporation as major sponsors.

    The scores:

    First Game

    Marikina 78 – Ancheta 17, Militar 17, De Guzman 16, Cruz 9, Igliane 9, Dayrit 4, Reyes 3, Capones 2, Basilan 1, Avinado 0, Casais 0, Laforteza III 0, Manalac 0

    Navotas 63 – Mangalindan 15, Villanueva 15, Dionisio 8, Lizan 8, Balasabas 7, Matias 4, Cu 2, Hughes 2, Javier 2, Castillo 0, Crisostomo 0, Dela Cruz 0, Duguran 0, Mallari 0, Rosal 0.

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    Quarterscores: 24-16, 40-28, 59-45, 78-63

    Second Game

    Bacoor 86 — Gutierrez 21, Pablo 15, Villarin 13, Melencio 10, Pecho 8, Porcadas 7, Aranilla 4, Comand 4, Buhay 2, Tomo 2, Bautista 0, Rocha 0.

    Las Piñas 68 — Reyes 32, Garcia 15, Montero 8, Lipata 4, Valencia 4, Panganiban 3, Petilla 2.

    Quarterscores: 21-24, 40-42, 65-55, 86-68

    Third Game

    Pasay 55 — Sienes 24, Montevirgen 10, Osorio 8, Ramos 6, Frias 4, Misolas 2, Tamandato 1, Ballonado 0, Capeña 0, Gabriles 0, Perez 0, Soriano 0, Tanao-Tanao 0.

    Taguig 50 — Castillo 16, Arceo 8, Makasakit 7, Amaro 6, Cruz 4, Gammad 4, Pizzaro 3, Bernardino 2, Baira 0, Calos 0, Ofianga 0

    Quarterscores: 11-17, 29-19, 41-35, 55-50

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