CMO wins RRD-AFP/PNP crown

Former professional players Cadel Mosqueda and Dindo Pastor banked on their experience to help CMO clinch the crown.

The six-foot-five Mosqueda, former Philippine Basketball Association standout, finished the well-contested game with 22 points while Pastor, who once played for Pasig Blue Pirates in the now defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association, had 17 markers.

But it was Kristian Coquilla who led CMO's offensive firepower by finishing the game with 22 points.

Archie Zozobrado and Anthony Placido led the scoring charge in the final quarter for RMG to cut the lead to just six points, 109-115, but the scrappy guard Coquilla, Mosqueda and Pastor delivered the goods just in time.

The RMG cagers were forced to foul the attacking CMO in the dying seconds to keep themselves in a fighting position but their rivals converted the gift shots.

Campomanes topscored for RMG with 29 points.

The Police Regional Office XI salvaged third place after thrashing the PNP National Support Unit, 82-79, in overtime in the other game.

Dong Uganap topscored for PRO XI with 16 points while teammate Alexes Alcano added 15.

Resty Go, a fellow Holy Cross Crusader of Uganap and active in the collegiate basketball wars while a student, pumped in 20 baskets for NSU.

NSUs Marvin Asoy sank a three-pointer eight seconds remaining to cut the lead to just one point, 79-80, but Uganap’s free throws saved the night for PRO-XI.

Davao City Councilor Conrado Baluran awarded the prizes to the winners of the tournament presented by Mayor Duterte and supported by the Sports Development Division. (Rico Biliran/MindaNews)