Philippine Daily Inquirer


- By Cedelf P. Tupas @cedelf­p­tINQ

MUNTINLUPA— Angelis Re­sort leaned on ex-pros Al­lan Man­ga­has and Chito Jaime as it pum­meled Zamboanga-Fam­ily’s Brand Sar­dines, 85-69, on Wed­nes­day night to ex­tend its un­beaten start to three games in the MPBL Datu Cup at Marist School in Marik­ina.

Man­ga­has, who played for Black­wa­ter and Mer­alco in the PBA, knocked in 18 points and Jaime added 14 for the Cagers, who zoomed to the top of the South Di­vi­sion of the 26-team tour­na­ment.

Later, guard Ian Me­len­cio banked in a jumper with 9.1 sec­onds re­main­ing as ImusGLC Truck and Equip­ment spoiled Marik­ina’s home de­but with a pul­sat­ing 72-71 win.

Mark Guillen fin­ished with 20 points and eight re­bounds, but it was Me­len­cio who made the game’s big­gest shot off a Guillen miss.

The win en­abled the Ban­dera to end a two-game slide to start the sea­son, ty­ing their vic­tims at 1-2.

The Ban­dera put the clamps on Marik­ina’s lead­ing scorer Yves Sa­zon, who was held to just seven points af­ter av­er­ag­ing 30 in his first two games.

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