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Raptors trounce Wolves in Elite Basketball Cebu City

By: Jonas Rey N. Panerio July 02,2019 - 10:13 AM

The Raptors, led by Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas, emerged victorious over the Wolves. | contributed photo

Cebu City, Philippines—The Raptors tore down the Wolves, 84-76, in the Elite Basketball Cebu City Season 15 on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the Visayan Glass Gym in Guadalupe.

The win gave the Raptors their first win this season, equalizing their win-loss record at 1-1 while handing the Wolves their second straight loss. 

Former University of San Carlos and Southwestern University-Phinma guard Mark Panerio led the way with 17 points, six rebounds and six assists while Carl Valencia had 12 markers, five rebounds and five assists.

Merbien Dedace paced the Wolves with 21 points, 11 boards and six assists.

In other games, the Cheetahs and the Tigers nabbed a share of the lead after they defeated their respective opponents, the former shooting down the Eagles, 70-60, while the latter routing the Rams, 101-83.

Former Cesafi Mythical Five forward Jerome Napao paced the Cheetahs with a near triple-double performance of 25 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists.

The Tigers, on the other hand, got a solid all-around effort from Nino Obeso who had 24 markers, 11 boards, five assists and a steal.

The Cheetahs and the Tigers now have identical 2-0 records. The Rams and the Eagles each dropped to 1-1. /bmjo

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