Escueta and Pantig displayed great teamwork to crush former men’s doubles open champion Peter Gabriel Magnaye and Alvin Morada, 22-20, 21-11, in the finale while Castilo and Inlayo outplayed Patricia Barredo and Descka Calimlim, 21-14, 21-17, for the women’s crown. #badminton
Muntinlupa shook off the rust of not seeing action for quite sometime and it took awhile before turning back Rizal, 84-80, in the MPBL Datu Cup.
CEDRIC Ablaza bounced back from a mediocre showing last time around and played a near perfect game Thursday night to lift Makati to a hard-earned 79-77 win over Davao Occidental in the MPBL Datu Cup at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan Laguna.
Makati tries to keep its winning run in the MPBL Datu Cup but needs to do this at the expense of inaugural champion Batangas City, which plays host on Tuesday’s doubleheader at the Batangas City Coliseum.
Makati completed a comeback from 16 points down before pulling off a thrilling 99-98 escape win over powerhouse Manila, 99-98, in the MPBL Datu Cup late Thursday night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.