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Batang Gilas bet shines

  • Written by Robert Andaya
  • Published in Basketball
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QUEZON City leaned on  the 1-2 punch of former Batang Gilas mainstays Miguel Tan and Ryan Yu to roll back Caloocan, 80-58, and  join opening-day winners in the 2018 Metro Manila Sportsfest basketball tournament at the San Juan gym last Sunday.

Tan asserted himself with a double double of  23 points and  20  rebounds, while Yu, son of Rain or Shine co-team  owner Raymund Yu, added 16 points for  the Stars, who unleashed two long scoring splurges in the second and third quarters to win pulling away.

With Tan and Yu leading the way, the Stars outscored the Supremos, 39-18, in the middle quarters on the way to lopsided victory in this  tournament which has Mobile App ng Bayan Barangay 143 and Synergy 88 as major sponsors and  Spalding as the official ball.
    
In other  opening-day matches last Sunday,Pateros  survived a  big  scare to beat Pasay, 60-57,  behind Julian Jugo’ s 25 points  and  Metro Manila Development Authority drew balanced scoring to subdue host San Juan, 59-55.
    
Also supporting the tournaments are Spurway Enterprises, World Balance, Higer Bus, Nature’s Spring Water,  Globe, Star Bread,  Frabel Foods, Regan Industrial Steel,  Glitter.ph, Alcoplus, Manila Bulletin, Rebel Sports, Excellent Noodles, , Summit Water, Gerry’s Grill, 1-Pacman Partylist and Archie’s Bespoke Bar + Grill.
    
The scores:
    
Quezon City (80) --Tan 23, Yu 16, Gabon 9, Sulit 7, Reniedo 5, Quinto 3, Reguera 3, Salvador M 3, Sebastian 3, Salvador J. 2, Santos 2.
    
Caloocan (58)--Rafael 12, Gonzaga 12, Pallingayan 10, Punzalan 5, Diwa 4, Tong 4, Rivera 2, Alvarado 2, Tiu 2, Borja 2, Dizon 2, Gamboa 1,Natividad 0.
    
Quarterscores: 18-15, 35-27, 54-36, 80-58.