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    Maybank outlasts Giligans in Super Liga battle for the bronze

    Dec 11, 2013

    BIN Mohd Ali Hamzah carried Maybank past Giligan's in five gruelling sets to bag the bronze medal of the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix men’s division at Ynares Sports Arena on Wednesday.

    The Malaysian national poured in 25 points, while Jasper Adorador added 10 in the Tigers’ 25-17, 22-25, 26-28, 25-14, 15-7 win.

    The third place finish was a huge consolation for Maybank, which ended up winless during the eliminations.

    “Prayers talaga namin kahit isang panalo lang tapos dito pa (sa classification match) binigay para makuha namin 'yung third place," said Maybank coach Ariel Atendido, whose team finished its campaign with a 1-4 record.

    Down by a set, the Tigers pounced the Sisig Kings in the fourth behind an 8-0 run to post an 18-6 lead and extend the match into a deciding set.

    Maybank broke away early in the decider, 6-2, and never looked back.

    The Tigers dug themselves out of an 8-18 deficit in the third to move at set point, 26-25, only to lose the last three points to the Sisig Kings.

    John Depante came away with 17 points, JP Torres had 13, Jack Locquiao with 11 and Ronald Tonquin with 10 for Giligan's.

    The Sisig Kings capped their conference with a three-game losing skid for a 2-3 record.

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