San Juan, ‘Manda’ beat MBT rivals
Games Sunday (Hagonoy Gym, Taguig) 10 a.m. – Las Piñas vs Pateros 11:30 a.m. – MMDA vs Parañaque 1:00 p.m. – Taguig vs Mandaluyong
San Juan used balanced attack to bring down erstwhile unbeaten Manila, 102-93, while Mandaluyong defeated MMDA and Parañaque in back-to-back games as both teams climbed to the top of their respective divisions after Week 3 of 2017 Metro Basketball Tournament (MBT) seniors competition at the San Andres Sports Complex in Malate.
Joshua Emmanuel Montero led four other players in double figures for San Juan, which broke the game wide open with a fiery third quarter attack at the San Andres Gym last Thursday en route to its third win in four matches.
That was enough for San Juan to grab the North Division lead in the tournament organized by the Metro Manila Sports Fest under the auspices of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
In the only other game Thursday, Caloocan outsteadied Valenzuela, 9087, to barge into the win column after two losses. Valenzuela dropped to 0-3. Earlier in the week, Mandaluyong made it three wins in a row by routing MMDA, 100-72, last Sunday at the Navotas Sports Complex then defeated Parañaque 94-83, at the Makati Coliseum two days later for the solo lead in the South Division of this 24and-under MBT second conference which is also supported by Excellent Noodles, Nature’s Spring Water, 1-Pacman Partylist, Hopewell Sales Corp., Gatorade, Star Bread, Frabelle Foods, Regan Industrial Sales, Inc., Glitter.ph, Alcoplus, Primadonna and Archie’s Bespoke Bar + Grill.