U6 Cup Season 4 – Both teams sporting both similar physical grind it out style, Kuyog led by Peejay Velayo, went right for the knockout. His team high 15 points managed to keep his team afloat leading 18-16 in the first period.
In the 2nd period, NE Patriots’ Marcelo Maon woke up and steered his team to a 25-10 run. His 22 points kept Kuyog at a distance and tried to take out the fight for Kuyog. Marvin Aljibe ably supported Maon with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Ralph Christian Mangon didn’t scored that much but his 19 rebounds and 13 assist were vital to Patriots’ victory.
Points in the paints was a glaring advantage that the Patriots took advantage, the 22-point disparity was just too much to overcome for Kuyog. Ron Paolo de Nieva helped for Kuyog’s cause with a near double double production (9 points and 11 rebs) but it was simply not their night. Kuyog will face Trpang Pards as they are going to be relegated into the loser’s pool. NE Patriots 77 – Kuyog 68.
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The Lechon Pinoy Best Player of the Game is Ralph Christian Mangon.