Cebu nips Pam­panga in MPBL

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Kevin Vil­lafranca made a layup with four sec­onds left to lift the Cebu City Sharks past the Pam­panga Lanterns, 69-68, on Satur­day in the Ma­har­lika Pilip­inas Bas­ket­ball League Datu Cup at the An­ge­les City Foun­da­tion gym in Pam­panga.

Vil­lafranca grabbed the of­fen­sive re­bound after a missed jumper from Vic­tor Nuñez to de­liver the clutch bas­ket and give the Sharks a ninth win against 11 losses in the South Divi­sion.

It was the third straight win

for the Sharks, who also banked on Patrick Cabahug and the all-around plays of Wil­liam Bill McAloney.

Cabahug paced with 20 points while McAloney fired 10 points and hauled 13 re­bounds.

Vil­lafranca, mean­while, fin­ished with seven points, seven boards and two as­sists in 13 min­utes of ac­tion.

The Lanterns skid­ded to their sec­ond straight de­feat for 7-12 with Michael Juico fin­ish­ing with 22 points in a los­ing ef­fort.

In the other match, San Juan Knights blasted the Basi­lan Steel, 95-84, for 16-4.

Mac Car­dona waxed hot with 26 points even as Larry Ro­driguez and John Wil­son chipped in com­bined 31 points.

The Steel fell to 6-13.

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