Mandaue goes 3-0 with 107-pt. rout of Pilar in Governor’s Cup

(The Freeman) - May 8, 2017 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - After dumping Tudela by 102 points, Mandaue City went even fiercer to blow past the hapless Pilar by an eye-popping 107 points, 157-50, and move a win away from booking quarterfinal ticket in North Division Bracket 1 of the 2017 Cebu Governor’s Cup Under-21 Inter-Cities and Municipalities Basketball Tournament last Saturday night at the Compostela municipal gym.

Ken Gato unloaded 10 of his 27 points in the first quarter as Mandaue raced to a hot 32-15 start. Froilan Mangubat then took over the scoring chores to pad their lead to 32 points at the halftime, 59-27.

By the end of the third period, it was already a massacre with Mandaue, composed of an All-Star team from the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI), posting a 101-39 edge.

Mandaue's 56 points in the fourth quarter is by far the most by any team in the league. In that surge, Mangubat had 15 and John Benedick Damolo and Steven Mendoza contributed 10 each to seal the cakewalk.

Mangubat topscored with 33 points for Mandaue, which now holds a 3-0 slate. Damolo finished with 22 points, Mardy Paul Soco had 15, while skipper Jancork Cabahug and Alje Mendez scored a silent 12 points each.

Justine Jim Rivera chalked up 18 points while John Edison Talle and Haines Ivan Lee Pepito connived for 21 points to no avail as Pilar crashed to its fourth straight loss.

In the other game, Consolacion built a 10-point lead after three quarters then rebuffed a daring endgame fightback by Liloan to squeeze out a 78-74 victory.

Patrick Wilson Yu churned out 22 points, Froiland Maglasang netted 16 and Emmanuel Villamor added 14 as Consolacion finally barged into the win column after dropping its opening assignment.

Airam Sam Cantillas tallied 20 points while Christopher John Catipay nailed 15 markers for Liloan, which suffered its first loss in two games. (FREEMAN)

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