Hun­gry Ape wins again

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AL­FRED Sa­man­tilla, Neil Dag­pin and Lloyd Lacida to­talled 61 points as Hun­gry Ape elim­i­nated Spar­tans, 88-82, to post its third straight win in the re­sump­tion of the Bas­ket­ball Av­enue tour­na­ment held Sun­day at the Davao Chong Hua High School, for­merly Davao Cen­tral High School.

Sa­man­tilla paced the surg­ing Hun­gry Ape with 23 points as Dag­pin and Lloyd Lacida made 22 and 15, re­spec­tively, to foil the hope of the Spar­tans who leaned on the 34 points of Cle­mente Ruiz.

With the win, Hun­gry Ape holds a 3-1 record while the Spar­tans stayed at the cel­lar with 0-3.

In other games, Cher­ry­lume stunned heavy fa­vorite As­sump­tion Col­lege of Davao-ban­nered Mys­tic Wa­ter Philip­pines War­riors, 68-60, to se­cure its sec­ond win af­ter three out­ings.

Martin Gian Maningo sank 17 bas­kets while Jar­ius Gu­ing­gu­ing chipped in 10 mark­ers.

The Tengfo twins, Ivan and Ian, com­bined for 17.

The War­riors, for their part, re­lied on AJ Royo and Leonard Sal­vame who made 24 points.

Mean­time, the A.O.E. Black Leg Game Farm de­mol­ished Mahi­waga, 62-57, be­hind the hero­ics of Jan­rex Ta­han­lan­git who erupted with 21 in­clud­ing nine bas­kets at the fi­nal stretch.

Vil­lar­ente and Mon­tero also stepped up to tow the tot­ter­ing A.O.E. Black Leg Game farm to its first win.

The Emar Reg Stags, mean­while, downed Myrzia's Koleksyon, 78-72, to im­prove to a 3-1 card. Greggy Del­ica scored 24. Myrzia's Koleksyon, how­ever, leaned on the ser­vices of Gil Bryan Re­mon­sada who fin­ished with 15.

The event, sup­ported by Cher­ry­lume, The Royal Man­daya Ho­tel, Bear­ing Cen­ter and Ma­chin­ery Inc., Mahugani Se­cu­rity Agency and city gov­ern­ment of Davao, will re­sume on Satur­day.

The event is sanc­tioned by the Sama­hang Bas­ket­bol ng Pilip­inas (SBP).

JESSIE HENRY CASTILLO PHOTO

TIGHT DE­FENSE. Look how the Hun­gry Ape de­fend­ers try to foil a Spar­tan's at­tempt to shoot in a re­cent game of the Bas­ket­ball Av­enue tour­na­ment held at the Davao Chong Hua High School, for­merly Davao Cen­tral High School.

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