JUMBO Plastic-Basilan remained unbeaten in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup as they destroyed the Pagadian City Explorers, 94-70, on Thursday, July 22, at the Pagadian City Gymnasium.
Michael Mabulac led the Peace Riders with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds in just 18 minutes of action. Team skipper Jonathan Uyloan tallied 16 points built on four triples along with three assists and three steals for the Peace Riders. Jay Collado and Michael Juico also chipped in 10 apiece, with the latter doing it in less than 10 minutes of playing time.
The Peace Riders extended the lead to 29 at the end of the third frame with tough defense, limiting the Explorers to just eight while converting 20, 74-45. Basilan's lead ballooned to 35 on Stephen Siruma's triple, its biggest lead of the game, on their way to 4-0, still at second place behind the 5-0 Clarin.
Christian Manalo paced Pagadian with 16 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Rich Guinitaran got 13 points, but only had nine shots. Team leader Mark Benitez was also defended well, only having two points, on a poor 1-of-9 clip, to go with seven rebounds.
The Explorers, after starting the tilt 3-0, slid to 4-3, still at third. (JNP)