by Ranze Aaron Calderon
The Metropolitan Basketball League was already in the middle of their elimination round and the audience at Victoria Sports Tower 2, Kamuning, Quezon City was treated to yet another great basketball games.
Java Geronimo led his team, Red’s Autocare, to another victory over Saints, as he put up 36 markers to give his team the much needed boost to stay undefeated.
In a tightly contested second game, Ball Istic found themselves on the winning column as they win 80-75 against Elite Bullies. Another 30 plus point performance in the second game was made by Thomas Alcantara, who scored 38, of Ball Istic that helped his team to victory.
In the third game, it was a dominant win by Grundstein Construction over Sociedad Loyalista in a game where Kenneth Moccon tallied a double-double, 25 points and 10 assists, together with 5 steals. It was Grundstein Construction from the very start despite a great second quarter from Sociedad Loyalista they still manage to have a huge win, 113-61.
In a probably heartbreaking loss, Homies Basketball still in the hunt for their first win as they were not able to close out the game against BNT Apples, a game that was down the wire. There were just missed opportunities and some luck on part of BNT Apples as they escape a win, 76-75.
For the fifth game, it was Embassy Whiskey against Amoranto Ballers in a heated match up, where up until the dying moments, the physicality was surely felt. In the end, it was Embassy Whiskey who went on top, 64-55.
Nougat and Varda Mariliag Deans was set to conclude the day. Emotions were high and intensity was being felt inside the gym, in the end, Nougat’s dominance and the absence of the usual defense of Varda Marilag Deans was the obvious observations if you were present that game. Nougat proved their dominance to stay undefeated, 84-60.
We already in the second half of the elimination period and standings are quite clear already; with three more weeks remaining in the eliminations, who will advance and who will bid goodbye? Watch the games every Sunday at the Victoria Sports Tower 2 in Kamuning, Quezon City.