The Jumbo Plastic-Basilan exploded on offense in historic fashion as they crushed the Kapatagan Buffalo Braves, 118-84, in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup at the Pagadian City Gymnasium on Monday evening.
Just one day after MisOr shattered the record for most points scored in game in the brief history of VisMin Super Cup with 111, Basilan quickly reset the record books by scoring 118. The final margin was also the second-most lopsided game in league history at 34, just behind MJAS Zenith Talisay's 38-point win over Tubigon in the Visayas Leg, 104-66.
Up by 13 at halftime, the Peace Riders let go of a 19-2 rally to start the first four minutes of the third quarter, and open up an insurmountable 30-point spread, 60-30. Hesed Gabo was at the forefront of that huge explosion by Basilan, scoring 14 points in that run, going 5-of-5 from the field and 3-of-3 from the charity stripe.
The victory gave Basilan a piece of the leadership, tied with Clarin at the top behind 3-0 win-loss cards.
Balanced was the Peace Riders' offense, with seven players in double digits led by Gabo's 22 points. Anthony Bringas showed his mastery of the mid-range with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Jong Baloria chipped in 13.
Renz Palma led the Buffalo Braves with 14 points. Marlon Monte, who had 29 big points in their loss to MisOr, was held to 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists.
After winning their opening match against Iligan, the Braves dropped their next four outings, falling to 1-4 at seventh place. (JNP)