Dragons give Generals rude welcome in Elite Classic division

By JONAS PANERIO |July 11,2018 - 08:29 PM

The Supportsave Dragons did not take lightly the entry of the QBE Generals to the Elite Classic division as they handed the latter a 74-68 loss in the Tanduay Athletics E-Leagues for Basketball last weekend at the City Sports Club-Cebu basketball court.

The Generals were the champions of the Evo League class last year, a feat that earned them a spot with the big boys this season. And the Dragons gave them a rude welcome in the third period, outscoring the Generals, 22-8, to open up a 50-34 lead with only one period left to play.

NiƱo Belanded had a sensational start to the season as he piled up 25 points, eight rebounds and nine assists while Janile Bantillan added 17 points. Justine Mier also had a solid all-around outing with 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Meanwhile, the Wipro Tigers beat the Telstra Boomerangs, 69-64.

Brian Deodoro played a stellar ballgame, piling up 20 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Randolf Espinosa and Aaron Suson also churned out 15 and 11, respectively.

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