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    Rob Celiz shows way as GenSan Warriors deal San Juan Knights first loss

    Aug 24, 2019
    PHOTO: MPBL

    GENERAL Santos City stunned erstwhile unbeaten San Juan, 97-91, on Friday in the MPBL Lakan Cup at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex.

    Rob Celiz scored a career-high 27 points as Gen San notched its ninth win in 11 games.

    Mike Williams had 23 points as the Warriors tightened their grip on second spot in the southern division

    At 10-1 the Knights remain as the solo leader.

    The Warriors fought back from 15 points down, 45-30, late in the second period, and Rich Alvarez recorded his fourth win in as many games as head coach.

    A 17-4 spurt in the third period allowed the Warriors to inch closer, 56-55, as they set up an exciting wind up from there.

    Celiz then scored the game’s last six points to cap the Warriors’ strong finish.

    Also pulling off a come from behind win was Bicol, which outlasted Muntinlupa, 90-87.

    The expansion team Volcanoes rallied from 19 points down before turning the tables on the host team Cagers, who are ow under playing coach Dave Moralde.

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    Bicol scored its second consecutive win and improved its win-loss record to 7-5 to stay in sixth spot in the southern division.

    Mindoro edged Soccsksargen, 91-87, with Francis Camacho scoring a career-high 32 points.

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