Gilas Cup Seaon 5 (5’8) – Opening game for both teams as the run and gun Penjuru battle the new kids on the block Hawks SG. From the tip off Penjuru’s Anton dela Cruz did not waste any time and established his court presence right away. His 14 pts were crucial as he led Penjuru to a 22 – 4 run to start the quarter.
Hawks SG’s Mike Montemayor carried the load for his team his 14 pts on 6/10 shooting was a bright spot for his team. Penjuru’s Jun Heng was the catalyst, his game high 15 off the bench points were a surprise and caught the Hawks off guard. His hustle plays gave his team extra possessions and were converted to second chance points. Penjuru 68 – Hawks SG 47.
The Lechon Pinoy Best Player of the Game is Anton Dela Cruz.