With Daniel Padilla showing the way, Letran Farm Fresh ripped Mapua 521 Trading, 83-65, last Sunday to kick off its drive on a high in the Manila Bankers Life-Pilipinas Super League Under-18 NCR Leg at the Central Recreational Facility in New Era, Quezon City.
Padilla notched 14 points for the Milkers, while Sebastian Reyes, a Gilas Pilipinas Youth Under-16 member, added 13 points and five rebounds.
Syrex Silorio also had 12 and two as Letran Farm Fresh, boosted by the core of reigning NCAA juniors’ champions Squires, got off to a rousing start in the cage wars co-presented by SCD and Dumper party-list and supported by J Project Clothings, MDC, Bluesky Advertising, NET 25, Wcube Solutions Inc., Hotel SOGO, and Converge.
In the other game, NBS Kris whipped Magnificent Manila 87-68 to also launch its bid in emphatic fashion.
NBS Kris banked on the trio of Vhon Roldan (19 points and nine rebounds), Jaymark Lloren (14), and Jiro Mecha (12) to cruise to the runaway victory.
In the Luzon Leg duels, Luid Kapampangan turned back Bagong Cabuyao 79-72, while Pampanga Delta dismantled Calamba City 91-66.
Over at the Cebu City Sports Institute in the Visayas Leg, Sherilin Khalifa City of Naga waylaid Datu Omendig 76-59.
The Consolacion Sarok Weavers tripped the Consolacion Black Shama 81-72.