SBP Cup Season 1 – As the saying goes “It’s Earned not Given”, with that battle cry Team Boytoys played like grown men busting out with an 8–0 run. Anchored by their main man Jay Batanes and the steady point guard play of Jesse Fortunato, they shocked Arsenal’s defense with precision in their half court sets. Boytoys took control much of the game gaining as much as a 16-point lead.
In the 2nd half, Arsenal showed their championship pedigree, woke up and clawed their way back into the ball game and took the lead late in the game. But Batanes’ fresh legs and steady pacing came out big in the crucial moments as he patrolled the middle with 24 points and 15 rebounds in only 29 minutes of action. Daniel Punzalan, Daniel Marquez and Fortunato’s double figure output (17, 11 and 14 points respectively) spelled the difference. Jesson labasan 15 points and Dick Sablad 13 points was just not enough for Arsenal’s cause. Boytoys 77 – Arsenal 73.
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The Lechon Pinoy Best Player of the Game is Jay Batanes.