SBP Cup Season 1 – With the winner advancing to face the Mechanic Shot, first half was a game of runs for both teams. With either of them never letting an inch to take over the game, it was tied after 20 minutes with 21 apiece.
In the second half Inan Aviso started gaining momentum and led his team to a slim margin. His 10-point output along with 2 successive jumpers paved the way for the Idols to gain confidence. Orland Flores bench help of 13 pts along with the superb hustle of Vince Lacson (14 rebs and 5 asts) kept Arsenal at bay.
Arsenal missing the services of ace playmaker Romnick Yandan struggled with their unforced errors and was not on point with regards to their offensive set. Christian dela Cruz led his team with 9 pts.
In the closing minutes, crucial baskets from Kenneth Aguirre spelled the difference as Idols will move on to the next phase of the play offs. Idols 58 – Arsenal 48.
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The Lechon Pinoy Best Player of the Game is Vince Lacson