Iloilo falters against QC in the Maharlika League

Posted by watchmen
July 10, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co

The Iloilo United Royals fell short in their recent attempt at a comeback against the Quezon City Capitals in ongoing Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup. The Ilonggo side lost 84-80 at the Angeles University Foundation Gym in Pampanga.
Both teams exchanged leads early in the game with the Quezon City carrying a narrow 27-25 advantage after the first 10 minutes. After the second period, they extended they lead to a 45-39 halftime edge.
Quezon City seemed headed for a lopsided win after establishing an 80-63 edge but Iloilo mounted a huge run in the fourth and got as close as 82-80 off a basket from by Russel Escoto. However, Quezon City’s Clark Derige sealed the win with a basket.
John Tayongtong led the win with 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, and three steals; while Tonino Gonzaga added 13 markers.
For Iloilo, Escoto topscored with 22 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals; as Samboy de Leon added 17 points, nine boards, and four dimes./ASC, WDJ

Jasper Parker of the Iloilo United Royals was held by the Quezon City Capitals defense. (MPBL photo)

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