SINGAPORE – Argel Sanduco sparked a late surge that helped Los Barakos overcome a slow start and hold off 6Triple0, 75-71, in Gilas Basketball 2017 Republika Cup at Yusof Ishak Secondary School.
Argel Sanduco showed the way for Los Barakos, who trailed 17-25 in the first quarter.
Coming off the bench, Sanduco deliver 14 points, 4 rebounds, 10 assists and 2 steals.
Ruel Patron posted a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds while Raileen Balacuit had 10 markers and 2 boards for Los barakos, who finished the Positioning round with a perfect 5-0 record.
Los Barakos dominated the inside game as they outscored 6Triple0 in points inside the paint, 46-24. Their bench also showed up in this game, outscoring 6Triple0’s bench, 46-20.
GK Mercader led 6Triple0 with 12 points and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes of action.
Terence Pharbo came up with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, while fellow starters Jerry Mauricio and Jasper Loreto scored 13 points and 12 points respectively for 6Triple0, who loss their first game of the conference and finished the positioning with a 4-1 win-loss record.
The Lutong Pinoy Game MVP is Argel Sanduco.