Negrense Nonoy carries Iloilo past Davao in MPBL

Posted by watchmen
June 8, 2024
Posted in SPORTS


Negrense Mark Nonoy spearheaded Iloilo United Royals’ upset win over the Davao Occidental Tigers-Cocolife. (MPBL photo)
Negrense Mark Nonoy spearheaded Iloilo United Royals’ upset win over the Davao Occidental Tigers-Cocolife. (MPBL photo)


Negrense Mark Nonoy caught fire offensively in the second half as the Iloilo United Royals pulled off an 85-78 upset over the Davao Occidental Tigers-Cocolife in the 2024 MPBL Season at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

Down 52-59 midway through the third quarter, the United Royals got a three-point play from Clint Doliguez followed by nine straight points from Nonoy to take a 63-61 advantage.

The game was still tight for both teams in the fourth quarter until Conrad Catapusan and Crispin John Cansino took turns on the offensive end to establish a 78-70 advantage before Nonoy secured the win with free throws down the stretch.

Nonoy top-scored with 18 points, with half of his scores coming from the free throw area, for the United Royals, which secured their first back-to-back wins of the season for a 4-7 win-loss slate.

RJ Berjay stepped up with a near double-double performance of 13 points and nine rebounds, while Cansino and Doliguez contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Iloilo.

Jun Manzo tallied a double-double of 14 points and 10 assists, while Kenneth Ighalo and Riego Gamalinda added 12 and 11 points, respectively, as the Tigers saw their eight-game winning run snapped to drop to an 8-3 record.

Meanwhile, the Pampanga Giant Lanterns recovered from their first quarter struggle to dominate the Negros Muscovados, 104-81, at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.

Justine Baltazar finished with a triple-double of 18 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists to earn the Player of the Game honors as the Giant Lanterns notched their 10th straight win for a 10-1 record.

Encho Serrano led the way for the defending champion Giant Lanterns with 20 points, while Jeffrey Viernes and Archie Concepcion contributed 16 and 13 markers, respectively.

Renz Palma top-scored for the Muscovados with 30 points, Alvin Capobres added 13 markers, while James Una had a double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds.

They dropped to 4-8./ASC, WDJ


ILOILO 85 — Nonoy 18, Berjay 13, Cansino 12, Doliguez 11, Catapusan 9, Imperial 8, Credo 5, Gomez 4, Capacio 4, Javelosa 1, Rangel 0.

DAVAO OCCIDENTAL 78 — Manzo 14, Ighalo 12, Gamalinda 11, Lojera 9, Tumalip 7, Bayla 7, Arana 7, Lalata 6, Olayon 3, Martinez 2, Sarangay 0, Enguio 0, Andrada 0.

Quarterscores: 22-20, 39-39, 66-63, 85-78.

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