MisOr downs Pagadian for fourth straight win
CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Globalport-MisOr Valientes tightened their grip on the top spot after defeating the Pagadian Explorers, 67-62, in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Challenge on Monday evening, December 6, 2021 at the Pagadian City Gymnasium.
The Valientes not just kept the top spot of the standings, but also extended their winning streak to four as they now have a 7-3 (win-loss) slate.
The Explorers remain at fifth place after suffering their sixth loss against five wins.
Ex-PBA veteran Mac Baracael led the Valientes with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting while Reil Cervantes added 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Cebuano guard Joseph Nalos was also a huge boost for the team as he contributed 13 points, five rebounds, and five assists.
“Pagadian really plays inspired kaya I told my players that we have to double our efforts,” said MisOr head coach Vis Valencia.
MisOr started off hot in the final period with a 10-4 run to build a 13-point lead with six minutes to go, 63-50.
The Explorers clawed back to within three points, 62-65, through the efforts of Charles Pepito, Edzel Mag-isa, Christian Uri, John Quimado, and Keanu Caballero.
But Ralph Salcedo stopped the Explorers’ resurgence by scoring a layup to give his team a two-possession lead that they held until the final buzzer.
Mag-isa paced the Explorers anew with 19 points and 10 rebounds while Pepito chimed in 12 points, six rebounds, and three blocks.
MisOr 67 – Baracael 15, Cervantes 14, Nalos 13, Lee Yu 7, Estrella 6, Ubalde 4, Ballesteros 4, Salcedo 2, Gonzales 2, Caranguian 0, Meca 0.
Pagadian 62 – Mag-isa 19, Pepito 12, Ibanez 9, Uri 7, Caballero 5, Demapilis 4, Diaz 2, Pamaran 2, Quimado 2, Saludsod 0, Demigaya 0, Fuentes 0, Dechos 0, Acaylar 0.
Quarterscores: 18-16, 32-33, 53-46, 67-62.
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