Stallions stay undefeated with close win over Eagles

Jonas N. Panerio

THE Stallions nabbed their sixth win in a row with a thrilling 92-90 win over the defending champions Eagles in the Elite Basketball Club Cebu City Season 15 at the Visayan Glass Gym last Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Athletic forward John Villabrille helped stave off a furious endgame run by the Eagles by making a free-throw with less than a second left to seal the victory for the Stallions.

Villabrille finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds and two steals while former Joshua dela Cerna added 16 points and eight rebounds.

Talisay City Mayor’s Cup MVP Kim Trigue finished with his own double-double of 15 points and 12 boards to go with three assists, three steals and three blocks. Gullas Cup Finals MVP Keaton Taburnal had 11 points, six rebounds and four steals.

The Eagles, which fell to a three-way tie for second place, got 27 points from former Cebu Shark Ian Ortega.

In the other game, the Vipers destroyed the Hawks, 79-54, to improve to 4-2. Former University of Southern Philippines Panther Mark Tenebroso paced the Vipers with 25 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals.