Metro League: Manila breaks away from San Juan

Published May 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

by Ernest Hernandez

Manila broke loose in the fourth quarter to upend Solid San Juan, 94-89, in the Metro League Reinforced Conference at the Metro Asia Court in Pasig on Saturday night.

After San Juan inched to within two, 74-76, in the first 40 seconds of the final frame, Manila unleashed a 14-4 rally to open an 12-point cushion, 90-78, with 3:35 left.

San Juan tried to mount a comeback, cutting the lead down to four, 93-89, with 44 seconds remaining. However, that run fell short.

Carlo Lastimosa of Manila goes up against San Juan defenders. (Metro League photo)
Carlo Lastimosa of Manila goes up against San Juan defenders. (Metro League photo)

Francis Camacho fired 16 points with five rebounds and two assists for Manila, which moved up to 3-3.

Ray Miller dropped 25 markers with 18 boards, one dime, and one block for Solid San Juan, which fell to 2-5.

Scores:
Manila-INGCO 94 — Camacho 16, Laude 12, Mendoza 11, Acibar 9, Acosta 9, Celada 9, Lastimosa 8, Yu 8, Arafat 7, King 4, Balagtas 0, Manalo 0

Solid San Juan 89 — Miller 25, Dada 14, Castro 11, Clarianes 8, Jacunap 8, Astrero 7, Abanes 5, Matias 4, Saret 4, Bautista 0, Danas 0

Quarterscores: 20-14, 50-47, 76-70, 94-89

 
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