Leigh Dixon grabs 37 rebounds as 2007 goes to 3-0 in SHAABAA

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The Bad Boys Wingz-2007 got another otherworldly performance from Leigh Christian Dixon as they defeated the Marjaztin Glass Trading & Construction-2008, 81-62, in the 25th Sacred Heart Ateneo Alumni Basketball Athletic Association (SHAABAA) basketball tournament on Sunday at the Magis Eagles Arena inside the Ateneo de Cebu campus in Mandaue City.

Dixon hauled down a whopping 37 rebounds to go with his 27 points, four assists, two steals, and two blocks, as 2007 weathered the resilient play of 2008, which pulled to within six, 53-59, after being down by as much as 26, 18-44.

Aaron delos Reyes added 17 points while Karl de Pio had 14 points, 15 boards, five assists, and three steals.

The victory pushed 2007’s record to 3-0 in Division B while 2008 remained winless at 0-4.

Ed Macasling put up 29 points, five boards, and five steals, but it was not enough for 2008.

In the other Division B match-up, the Cebu Landmasters-2003 won their fourth in a row after decimating the Bizol-2005, 94-61.

2003 did not give 2005 any room to breathe from the get-go as they led by 15, 27-12, after the first canto. They eventually led by as much as 40, 90-50, to take the easy victory.

Wilmer Ong paced 2003 with 22 points and 14 rebounds, while Daryle Tan had 17 point and eight boards.

2005 fell to 0-2. Elddie Cabahug was the lone bright spot for Bizol as he had 20 points, four rebounds, four steals, and three assists.