GBL Gilas Cup 1st Conference (5’10) – The newbies of Team 717 slowly but surely are adjusting to the brand of play in the tournament. This game was a testament on their mindset as they tried to break their losing ways. First half was up and down for both teams but Tronix took advantage of 717’s turnovers and managed to gain a 2 pt lead (21-19) going into the 3rd quarter.
In the second half, the youthful aggressiveness of 717 paid off. Nicholas Chan’s hustle plays netted him 19 big points and he was ably assisted by Khian Sin Khiew’15 pts.
For Tronix, Junjun Nava’s again was a pillar for his team. His game output of 10 pts and 14 reb were the bulk of his team’s production. Bench points of Alvin Bajada (12 pts) and Mark Panoy (13 pts) were key as they clawed their way back.
In the crucial stages of the game with Tronix clinging on a slim lead, a crucial trurnover was committed by Nava and loss his grip of the ball. Team 717 escaped with their first win. Team 717 64 – Tronix 60.
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The Lechon Pinoy Best Player of the Game is Nicholas Chan.