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Binañ slams Sarangani, gets fifth straight win to bolster playoffs bid

by Niel Victor Masoy, January 11, 2020 12:14am

Biñan bolstered its playoffs bid, beating Sarangani, 92-74, for its fifth straight win on Thursday in the Chooks-to-Go Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup at the Alonte Arena in Laguna.

With the victory over the visiting team, the Heroes improved to a 12-14 win-loss card, good for the 10th spot in the South Division team standings.

On the other hand, the lowly and already eliminated Sarangani squad suffered its fourth straight loss and fell to a 1-25 slate, dead last in all of the regional league.

The Heroes banked on their rousing starts in the middle quarters. First, the home team unleashed a 17-6 opening salvo in the second quarter to grab a 13-point, 35-22 lead with 2:28 left and seize a 12-point, 40-28 spread at the half.

Biñan then raced to a 12-4 start in the third period to build a 20-point, 52-32, advantage before settling for a 17-point, 63-46 at the end of the quarter.

Sarangani got within 13, 60-73, after a pair of Jay Cabanog free throws with 5:02 left. 

However, the Heroes shut the door down on the Marlins by responding with a 9-2 assault capped by an Ivan Villanueva layup at the 3:05 mark of the final canto.

Brothers James and Allan Mangahas led Biñan by tallying a double-double each, with the former pouring in 18 points and 10 rebounds plus three assists, and the latter punching in 11 markers and 10 dimes.

Jed Mendoza came through with 13 points, seven rebounds, and four assists as Macky Acosta tallied 14 points and four rebounds.

Jun Dimapiles carried the fight for Sarangani with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field, and six rebounds.

Louie Medella provided support of 11 points, six rebounds, and three assists, while Miko Estrellante cashed in seven points, six caroms, and five dimes.


The scores:

Biñan City 92 - J. Mangahas 18, Acosta 14, Mendoza 13, A. Mangahas 11, Neypes 10, Villanueva 9, Bautista 8, Parala 4, Rivera 3, Adorio 2, Castañares 0, Rosales 0, Stevens 0.

Sarangani 74 - Dimapiles 17, Medalla 11, Nocos 9, Estrellante 7, Llagas 7, Macantal 5, Cabanog 4, Morada 4, Alih 4, Catacutan 2, Timon 2, Clavel 2, Trinidad 0, Eman 0, Ballon 0.

Quarters: 18-16, 40-28, 63-46, 92-74.

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