GBL Gilas Cup 1st Conference (5’10) – A clash of the heavyweights for the GBP Gilas Cup (1st Conference), with both teams coming from their respective previous victories. First half was pretty close as either teams won’t budge as to whoever will take the driver seat. Underrated’s Joseph Hizon teamed up with Bodie Dienzo to carry their team’s offensive load. Their combined 19 pt output was enough to keep their team afloat in the first half.
Pcity’s Arnel Matrimonio was the thorn for Underrated, he scored game high 18 pts on a variety of shots that kept Underrated off guard. Third quarter was a deadlock as both teams cancelled out their production with Underrated relying on their inside strength while Pcity boasted with their outside sniping.
Late in the game Underrated took a 8-pt cushion but Pcity tried to claw their way back. Clutch shots from Bimbo Ortiz and missed freebies in the late stages decided the game for Pcity as they loss a close one against the Underrated 66 – 61.
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The Lechon Pinoy Game MVP is Bimbo Ortiz.