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Batangas beats Imus in Dubai

by Jim Lemuel Wilson, September 29, 2019 6:46pm

The Batangas City Tanduay Athletics edged out the Imus Kaleb Shawarma, 86-85, on Sunday (Philippine time) in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season at Hamdan Sports Complex here.

Val Acuña top-scored for the Athletics with 19 points while Jason Melano added 18 plus 10 rebounds. Jeff Viernes tallied 16 points and seven assists and Jayson Grimaldo had 14 points and 7 rebounds.

Jeric Nacpil led Imus with 20 points, Jojo Cunanan had 16, Gelo Vito 11, and Gerald Anderson 10.

Batangas improved to a 10-5 win-loss record. Imus absorbed its sixth straight loss and fell to 3-12.

Earlier, Manny Pacquiao waxed hot with 41 points along with six assists, two rebounds, and two steals to lead the MPBL Executives exacted revenge over the Dubai All-Stars, 107-101, in an exhibition game.

The Dubai All-Stars won their first game against the MPBL officials, 99-96, despite Pacquiao’s 35-point output.

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