Pandas edge Vipers to advance to finals of Badboyz Basketball Season 12

The reigning champions Pandas kept their title defense alive with a thrilling 89-88 win over the Vipers in the Badboyz Basketball Season 12 last Saturday at the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club basketball court.

Matt Ravina played the hero’s role for the Pandas as he scored a left-handed layup with 10.9 seconds remaining to give his team the lead for good. The Vipers bobbled the inbound pass on the ensuing play but recovered and managed to put up a good shot. However, they couldn’t connect on the wide-open jumper, giving the Pandas the win.

The Pandas will now move on to the finals where they will face off against the Dolphinz.

Frederick Añabieza had 26 points, five rebounds, and three steals for the Pandas, while Dexter Cabasan added 11 markers.

Ruben Ludovice had 29 points and 10 rebounds for the Vipers while Steven Mendoza had 14 points and nine boards.