On Monday, the Zamboanga Family’s Brand Sardines defeated Muntinlupa by a score of 79-50 to move closer to securing a spot in the semifinals of the South division of the OKbet-MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) 4th Season Presented by Xtreme being held at the Vitaliano Agan Coliseum in Zamboanga City. The game took place at the Vitaliano Agan Coliseum
Earlier, Bacolod Bingo Plus overcame more difficult competition before advancing further in their own quarterfinal playoffs by defeating General Santos City with a score of 81-77. With this victory, they moved closer to the semifinal round.
On October 31, at the same location, Zamboanga, which finished as the top qualifier in the South, and Bacolod will strive to win the best-of-three series in order to advance to the next round.
Zamboanga took the lead early on and never relinquished it, eventually putting the game out of reach with a 77-43 lead late in the fourth quarter. Muntinlupa barely put up any opposition.
Choi Ignacio, a native of Zamboanga, led the team in scoring with 15 points by making five of his nine attempts from outside the arc. Jhaps Bautista came in second place with 11 points and five rebounds.
Jaycee Marcelino, the team’s primary offensive threat, finished with ten points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and two steals. While everything was going on, Jayvee, who is Jayvee’s twin brother, contributed 10 points, eight assists, and two rebounds for Zamboanga, which won the battle of the boards 45-29.
Domark Matillano, the lone Muntinlupa Cager player, was the only one to score in double figures with 10.
In order to avenge its loss against GenSan in the elimination round, 73-76, Bacolod relied on local Jhan McHale Nermal, who scored 20 points and grabbed 22 rebounds, as well as Alwin Alday, who scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds.
Along with Mark Yee’s 10 points and 12 rebounds, Aaron Jeruta’s 12 points and six assists, and Jeramer Cabanag’s 11 points and five rebounds for the home team were also significant contributions.
Cristopher Masaglang contributed 13 points, Christian Fajarito added 12 points and 10 rebounds, Nico Elorde scored 12 points, while Brian Wendel Hilario scored 10 points for GenSan.
On Tuesday, the second round of the MPBL playoffs will resume at the Ynares Center Arena in Pasig with a pair of games. The match between Sarangani and Rizal will take place at 6:30 PM, and then the match between Quezon City and Pasig will take place at 9:00 PM.
Maharlika Philippine Basketball League FAQs
What has become of the MPBL?
In October of 2021, Chooks-to-Go assumed control of the league’s day-to-day operations. The Major Pro Baseball League (MPBL) will become a professional league, as was revealed on November 9th, 2021.
How many different games are there in the MPBL?
No matter their category, every team will compete in the same round-robin format, just like in prior seasons. The schedules for all of the teams will include 21 contests.
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