SBP Cup Season 1 – With the winner gaining an outright finals berth, this game was surely much anticipated.
Arsenal’s Romnick Yandan again set the pace for his team. Maximizing on the Istoryans’ slow start, Yandan broke loose and sliced his way into the basket. His team high 16 pts set the tone for Arsenal.
In the second quarter, Istoryans settled down and gradually put the pressure on Arsenal’s backcourt. Bobet Carido and Gilbeys Cabrera provided the gas to the Istoryans offensive engine, their combined 48 pts were too much for Arsenal to overcome.
Christian Dela Cruz was the other lone double digit scorer for Arsenal. GK Mercader was again the stabilizing factor for Istoryans, his all-around game (13pts, 6 rebs & 4 asts) kept his team afloat. Istoryans 73 – Arsenal 62.
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The Lechon Pinoy Best Player of the Game is Bobet Carido.