Roxas Vanguards keeps Iligan City winless

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The Petra Cement-Roxas Vanguards won their second straight game after vanquishing the Iligan City Archangels, 84-79, in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, on Monday at the Pagadian City Gymnasium.

With their morale boosted after they took down the powerhouse JPS Zamboanga City, 71-69, on Sunday, the Vanguards now find themselves with a 2-2 win-loss record and are tied for fifth place in the standings with MisOr.

Roxas, though, had to fend off Iligan, which pulled to within two, 77-79, after a triple by Joel Lee Yu with just 1:29 to go in the match. But last game's hero Lester Reyes and Leo Najorda made back-to-back baskets to secure the win for Roxas.

Roxas skipper James Castro led his squad with 17 points, five rebounds, three steals, and two assists. Also contributing for the Vanguards were Najorda and Jhong Bondoc with 16 points apiece. Playmaker JK Casiño entered the record books with his 12 assists, the most in the Mindanao Leg. He also had five points and five rebounds.

Lee Yu was once again at the forefront of Iligan's attack with 21 points, four assists, and three rebounds. Wilson Baltazar added 18 points.

The Archangels have yet to claim a win, slipping to 0-4, good for the bottom spot in the nine-team field. (JNP)