by Ernest Hernandez
Michael Cañete had the hot hand for San Juan on Saturday, anchoring a 108-94 victory over Pasig in the Metro League Reinforced Conference at the San Andres Sports Complex at the San Andres Gym in Manila.
The former Arellano forward fired 34 points on 13-of-18 shooting including 5-of-8 from distance with six rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block for Solid San Juan, which broke loose in the final frame after dropping 34 points on Pasigueño.
Fidel Castro added 17 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block, while Ray Miller contributed 16 markers, 15 boards, one dime, two blocks, and two steals for Solid San Juan.
Eugene Toba put up 22 markers, seven caroms, two assists, three swats, and one steal for Pasigueño.
Solid San Juan 108 — Canete 34, Castro 17, Miller 16, Saret 13, Dada 10, Acol 4, Astrero 2, Danas 2, Clarianes 2, Elarmo 2, Abanes 2, Ejercito 2, Matias 2, Jacunap 0
Pasigueño 94 — Okwuchukwu 22, Sorela 16, Doroteo 16, Gaco 15, Koga 10, Gatchalian 8, Jacinto 5, Caranguian 2
Quarterscores: 26-22, 48-50, 74-72, 108-94