Koponang Lakan downs Spicy Oragons; Emeralds back on track

JL Delos Santos provides the spark for Bulacan.

JL DE LOS SANTOS showcased an all-around effort to help power Koponang Lakan ng Bulacan past Bicol, 94-80, Monday night for its second straight win in the Manila Bankers Life-Pilipinas Super League Pro Division Second Conference Dumper Cup at the San Leonardo Gym in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija.

Delos Santos, a Jose Rizal University standout, scattered 21 points he laced with seven rebounds and eight assists for Bulacan, while Jason Ballesteros had a double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Ivan Santos, Mark Pangilinan and Jeric Serrano added 14, 12, and 10 points, respectively, for Bulacan, which did an encore to a 63-62 escape over Quezon City last week and improved to 5-3 won-lost for seventh place.

The Spicy Oragons reeled off to their fifth loss in a row, counting a disappointing 66-69 defeat to Sta. Rosa Laguna also last week for a 2-6 card.

1Munti, meanwhile, trounced Bagong Cauyao-Homelab Nation, 88-79, to get back on the winning track.

John Catimbuhan fired 16 points, grabbed three rebounds and issued five assists for the Emeralds, while Domark Matillano added 15 points.

Francis Camacho had 10 points as 1Munti snapped a six-game losing streak for a 2-6 record.

Cabuyao, coming off a 56-59 loss to San Pedro Laguna-ARS last week, absorbed its seventh straight defeat for a 1-7 slate.

James Martinez totaled 22 points and four rebounds for Bicol, while Paulo Castro had 13 points.

Sancho Vitug paced Cabuyao with 19 points and six rebounds, while Joel Jolangcob and Nano Alvarado contributed 17 and 13 points, respectively.


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