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Batangas subdues Biñan; Quezon City nips Negros

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Batangas subdues Biñan; Quezon City nips Negros
MPBL: Batangas trounces Binan; QC, Pangasinan win Levi Hernandez shoots a jumper for Batangas.
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MANILA, Philippines — Batangas unleashed a scoring spree to subdue Biñan, 79-72, last Tuesday and rev up its drive in the MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) Sixth Season at the FPJ Arena in San Jose, Batangas.

Levi Hernandez, who extended the Rum Masters’ run with a triple early in the third quarter, delivered 23 points to earn best player honors.

Trailing, 22-26, Batangas City Tanduay Rum bunched 12 points to pull ahead at halftime, 34-26, and never looked back to tally its 10th win against two losses in the round-robin elimination phase of the 29-team tournament.

Biñan, which fell to 6-4, got 17 points each from Niño Canaleta and Carlo Lastimosa.

Other games saw Quezon City turn back Negros, 83-79, and Pangasinan steamroller past Mindoro, 81-62.

Quezon City TODA Aksyon erased a 58-67 deficit early in the fourth quarter en route to its fifth victory against seven defeats.

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