6 p.m. -- Mandaluyong vs. Paranaque
7:30 p.m. -- Makati vs. Taguig
THREE games ended in routs but another one went down the wire as hostilities continued in the 2017
MBT 24 years old and under basketball competition at the Navotas Sports Complex.
Marikina outclassed Caloocan, 92-79, Quezon City humbled Valenzuela, 92-75, and San Juan
outsteadied Navotas, 89-84, in the North and Mandaluyong crushed Metro Manila Development Authority,
100-72, in the South during games held over the weekend.
Felix John Villarente, Kyle Dominique Tolentino, Jack Garcia and Marvin Santos struck hardest
in Marikina's lopsided victory over Caloocan in one of three North Division encounters in this
tournament which has “Mobile App ng Bayan” Barangay 143 as co-presentor, Synergy 88 as main sponsor
and Spalding as official ball.
Villarente finished with 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting in 22 minutes, while Tolentino added 20
points, including five from the rainbow territory, to power Marikina to its second straight win
tournament also sponsored by San Miguel Corp., World Balance and Higer Bus and supported by
Excellent Noodles, Nature’s Spring Water, 1-Pacman Partylist, Hopewell Sales Corp., Gatorade, Star
Bread, Frabelle Foods, Regan Industrial Sales, Inc., Glitter.ph, Alcoplus, Primadonna and Archie’s
Bespoke Bar + Grill.
Garcia contributed 18 points and seven rebounds and Santos had 11 points and a game-high 19
rebounds for the Elvis Tolentino-mentored Shoelanders, who are seeking to add the 24-under title to
the 16-under crown they won last summer.
With Santos controlling the boards, Marikina outrebounded Caloocan, 65-47.
Emmanuel Padernos was the lone double-digit scorer for Caloocan with 24 markers.
Quezon City drew a balanced game from Jeffteson Comia ( 16 points, 11 rebounds), Mikhael
Justin Salazar (16 points, five rebounds and four assists), and John Mahari (14 points, seven rebounds)
to roll back Valenzuela.
Cayle Patrick Plastina led Valenzuela with 13 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting,
The San Juan-Navotas game provided the drama.
Joshua Emmanuel Montero scored five of his 13 points as San Juan finished off Navotas with a
14-4 run in the final five minutes.
In the lone South Division action, Mandaluyong outscored MMDA in all four quarters enroute to
a 28-point blowout.
PBA D-League veteran Joseph Gabayni had 20 points and 17 rebounds in the Tigers' third straight
Jonathan Boholano added 17 and Cyrus Tabi had 14 for Mandaluyong, which took its biggest lead
of 30 points.
John Kevin Gatchalian, Steven Art Andres and Emmanuel John Afuang combined for 46 points for
The other venues for the games are the San Andres Complex, the Hagonoy Sports Complex and
PBA legend Pido Jarencio is the commissioner.