MPBL: Basilan Bulacan notch second-straight win

Basilan Steel (photo from MPBL Facebook)
Basilan Steel (photo from MPBL Facebook)
MALOLOS – Playing in their second home game, the Bulacan Kuyas-Mighty Sports made sure they won’t disappoint their local folks. Even the Basilan Steel had their share of spotlight. On Wednesday night, the two teams were able to make it two in a row in the MPBL Datu Cup at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium here.

The Kuyas shackled the Parañaque Patriots-F2 Logistics, 77-58, for their third win in four games.

Bulacan drew solid games from JR Taganas and ex-pro Jason Melano, who both came up with a double-double effort.

The burly, undersized Taganas had 14 points and 10 rebounds while Melano, a former player by Blackwater who was picked up in the off season, had 12 markers on top of 10 boards for the Britt Reroma-mentored squad.

Reroma was happy to see some progress in his team, but doesn’t want to get carried away by the success his team is having lately.

“It doesn’t mean anything. The 3-1 record is just an indication that we’re slowly but surely gaining progress, but the tournament is still a long way to go. There are more tough teams out there that we’re going to face moving forward,” said Reroma.

Bulacan also made its presence on the defensive end, holding Parañaque to its lowest output this season.

Jemal Vizcarra led the way with 22 points but no other Parañaque player was able to tally in double figures.

Like Bulacan, Basilan also had another proud moment after picking up its second consecutive win following an 88-78 win over Pampanga.

The Steel drew solid contributions from four players led by former Sta. Lucia Realtor Dennis Daa, who went a rebound shy from a double-double performance. He came away with 17 points and nine rebounds. Mark Ababon added 15 points while Dino Daa and Tata Bautista had 12 apiece.