GBL Gilas Cup 1st Conference (5’10) – Cebu Gems and Golden Cavs battle it out to have an edge in the team standings. Cebu Gems’ Andy Orbacedo (21 pts) and Earvin Bensi (14 pts & 11 rebs) kept the ball rolling as the Gems took control the 1st quarter, 19 – 13.
The second quarter was key for the Golden Cavs as they slowly settled down and managed to find a loophole in the Gems’ defense. Marvin Maximo carried his team with his team high 20 pts and Jay Batanes 13 pts & 15 reb output managed to claw their way back and took control of the lead going into the last period.
In the payoff period Cav’s William hit back to back triples set the tone for their run. Second chance points were an area that the Cavs capitalized late in the game and clutch free throw shooting spelled doom for the Gems. Golden Cavs 84 – 80 Cebu Gems.
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The Lechon Pinoy Best Player of the Game is Jay Batanes.