MPBL leader Bataan ends elims campaign with 105-87 beat down of lowly Pasig

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GAB Dagangon continued his string of big games and the Bataan Risers kept on winning in the MPBL Datu Cup.

On Thursday night at the Navotas Sports Complex, Dagangon caught fire anew and powered the Risers to a 105-87 win over the lowly Pasig Pirates.

The 6-foot-3 swingman from Perpetual Help knocked in 26 points in yet another productive game for the Risers, who ended their elimination round campaign with a 23-2 record.

The Pirates ended their agonizing stint with a 4-21 mark, the tournament’s worst record.

“For the past seven games, I’ve used him as a starter. It’s because I’ve seen his confidence growing. I knew that he has a lot of potential, but he needs to get his confidence going and as soon as he has that, he was able to make big contributions to this team,” Bataan coach Jojo Lastimosa told FOX Sports Philippines.

One among the standouts from the Mindanao region who invaded the metropolis along with Scottie Thompson and Gio Jalalon, Dagangon ended up as an undrafted player in the PBA.

He was trying his luck to some of the teams in the PBA, but Lastimosa persuaded him to stay with the squad where he is a vital cog.

True enough, Dagangon has become the most consistent performer the past few games for the Risers.

Thursday night was no different as Dagangon shot 10-of-12 shooting from the field. Right after another big game, he left right away to be on the side of his spouse, who gave birth just recently.