SBP Cup Season 1 – It was an epic battle on all proportions to say the least. With both teams gunning to advance and improve their playoff seeding, they both fought mano a mano.
In the opening salvo Batokers’ Marvin Gomez flexed his muscles and wanted to establish his inside presence. His 22 points and 18 rebounds performance was the building block to establish an early 17 – 10 lead.
In the 2nd half, Greyhounds clawed their way by playing sensational defense, clamping down Batokers outside shooting and controlling the backboards. The veteran tandem of Mharl Haresco and Jon Lising provided bulk of Greyhounds attack. Haresco scored 26 points while Lising’s inside incursions netted him 17 points.
Going to the waning seconds of the ball game, Greyhounds failed to convert thus provided an extra period to settle the ball game.
In overtime, it was the Romar Macapagal show for Batokers. His and 1 play capped off an 7-0 run for his team and they never looked back. Batokers 73 – Greyhounds 64 in OT.
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The Lechon Pinoy Best Player of the Game is Marvin Gomez.