The San Juan Knights and the Cebu City Sharks posted contrasting wins on Saturday in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Hoops Dome in Cebu.
The Knights drubbed the Imus Bandera, 77-50, to pick up their 12th win in 15 games while the Sharks squeaked past the Laguna Heroes in overtime, 77-75, for their sixth triumph against nine losses.
The Knights held the Bandera to a franchise low output in points with a 29 percent shooting from the field (16-of-46) anchored on the stifling defense of Larry Muyang, CJ Isit and Larry Rodriguez, who combined for 20 rebounds.
Mac Cardona paced the Knights with 13 points while John Wilson and Ryan Ayon Ayon chipped in 10 points each. (Kristel Satumbaga)