Lions, Eagles score victories in Aspirants Basketball League Cebu

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The Deo et Patria Eagles rallied to take down the Ogre Kicks Dragons, 81-75, in the Aspirants Basketball League Cebu on Thursday evening at the Cebu City Sports Institute in Sawang Calero.

The Eagles were down by double-figures in the first half but turned things around in the second half, where they overcame the deficit before grabbing the victory. Saul Hortelano had 21 points to lead the way for the Eagles. Trystan Chu added 13 while Leonardo Tool Jr. pitched in 10.

Ervin Lopena had 15 points for the Dragons which lost for the second time in as many games.

In the other match, the Undefeated Lions routed the Temprano Tamaraws, 86-69. The Lions got the party started early, leading by 15, 38-23, at halftime before cruising to the easy win.

Harmsway Molina led the Lions with 19 points while Marco Albarracin added 12 markers.

In the last game, the Halfbaked Dolphins got past the Golden Topper Raptors, 99-93.