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‘Munti’ claims 4th MPBL win

By Kristel Satumbaga

The Muntinlupa Cagers streaked to their fourth win even as the Imus Bandera dealt the Makati Skyscrap­ers their first loss in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Imus City Sports Complex in Cav­ite.

The Cagers rode on the he­roics of Allan Manghas, Felix Apreku and Chito Jaime for an 84-80 win over the Rizal Cruzaders while the Bandera stunned the Skyscrapers, 79- 76.

Mangahas collected 23 points and grabbed nine re­bounds while Apreku and Jaime conspired for 29 points and 31 boards as the Cagers remained one of the two un­beaten teams in the league.

The Crusaders fell to their fifth loss in six outings.

The Bandera, meanwhile, finally snapped their three-game losing skein by taking advantage of the absence of the Skyscrapers’ top scor­er Philip Paniamogan, who signed up for NLEX in the PBA.

Chester Melencio led the Bandera with 16 points, while James Castro and Genmar Bragais finished with identi­cal 12 points, and John Paul Manansala added 10 points.

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