During the 2022 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League game between Bacolod BingoPlus and Makati City MNL Kingpin, Bacolod BingoPlus’ Jayboy Solis (41) was able to block the shot of Makati City MNL Kingpin’s Joseph Lingao Lingao (21). MPBL PHOTO
MANILA – Bacolod BingoPlus extended its winning streak in the 2022 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League season by defeating the Makati City MNL Kingpins by a score of 77-69 on Thursday night at the Batangas City Coliseum. The game took place at the Batangas City Coliseum.
The Bacolodnons have now improved their win-loss record to 14-7 thanks to a double-double from Negrense Mark Yee, who finished with 13 points, 16 rebounds, and three assists. The Bacolodnons scored their fifth straight victory.
Bacolod was led in scoring by Joel Lee Yu and Negrense Jeramer Cabanag, both of whom contributed 10 points, while Alwyn Alday was named the Player of the Game thanks to his contribution of 12 points and six rebounds.
Makati City sprinted to a 19-13 lead with conversions from Kobe Bryant Pableo and Marco Sario, but BingoPlus countered with shots from Cabanag and Lee Yu to trim the gap to 20-23. Bacolod started the game by playing loosely, and Makati City capitalized on this by zooming to a 19-13 advantage.
Following baskets made by Kraniel Villoria and Mark dela Cruz in the second canto, Bacolod took the lead with a score of 31-29. However, Makati City regained the lead with a score of 36-31 before BingoPlus tied the game with seven unanswered points scored by Kenneth Tulipas, Mark Maloles, and John Pastias.
After a slow start to the third quarter, Bacolod came out firing with three straight baskets from Alday, Yee, and Ilonggo Aaron Jeruta to extend their lead to 51-40. Makati was able to narrow the advantage to 46-51, but Bacolod went farther ahead and increased their lead to 65-51.
Following a three-point conversion by Cabanag in the fourth quarter, Bacolod BingoPlus registered its greatest lead of the game at 68-53, but Makati City rallied with consecutive shots to pull the margin down to 58-68.
After an inside basket by Mark Lester Sta, Makati City got as close as they could, pulling within 67-74. Maria, but with more than two minutes remaining in the game, Cabanag hit a three-pointer that sealed the victory for Bacolod BingoPlus.
In the end, Pableo finished with 19 points, including three conversions from beyond the arc, in addition to eight rebounds and two blocks. Kenz Rei Diokno and Sario finished with 14 and 11 points, respectively, as Makati City fell to a record of 1-18.
The victory run that Bacolod BingoPlus racked up throughout the elimination rounds of the 2022 MPBL Season was the longest in the annals of the franchise, and they will now wait to see where they finish before participating in the playoffs.
BACOLOD 77 – Yee 13, Alday 12, Lee Yu 10, Cabanag 10, Solis 7, Nermal 7, Ilagan 4, Dela Cruz 3, Maloles 3, Jeruta 2, Pastias 2, Tulipas 2, Villoria 2, Dionson 0, Soriano 0.
MAKATI 69 – Pableo 19, Diokno 14, Sario 11, Lloren 6, Nepomuceno 6, Lingao Lingao 4, Sta. Maria 4, Morales 3, Calara 2, Samonte 0, Lastra 0.
Quarterscores: 20-23, 38-38, 65-51, 77-69./PN
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