Pythons capture 1st win in Duterte Basketball League

Jonas Panerio

THE Top Pythons captured their first win of the tournament as they bested the X-Sembros, 73-52, in the Duterte Basketball League at the Capitol Parish gym on Sunday, November 24, 2019.

Ariel Montesclaros led the way for the Pythons as he scored 20 points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out four assists. He also got help from Reynaldo Almacin who filled up the stat-sheet with 13 points, five boards, two assists, two steals and a block, which helped the Pythons even up their record at 1-1.

Meanwhile, the BJMP, SMCCO and ARQ Builders kept their noses clean as they picked up victories to keep their respective unbeaten records.

BJMP downed Crown Regency, 57-47, thanks to the 15 points of Mark Reasol and the 12 of Julis Arro.

The SMCCO crushed the RDT, 81-59, as Jan Javellana tallied 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Jay-R Tolentino also had a fine game with 16 points, seven boards, three assists and two blocked shots.

ARQ, the reigning champions, bested Sangkay Basketball, 67-60, as Chris Obeso and Jesus Saga each produced 14 markers.