Execs beat Legislators, tie series 2-2

Go, the city's sports coordinator and executive assistant of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, scored 47 to hand out the Executives with a huge victory that tied the series at 2-2.

When the Legislators started the scoring run and inched closer, Go started giving them headaches by delivering the telling blows.

The sweet-shooting Go drilled two triples that gave the Executives a manageable 17-point advantage, 97-80, that put the Legislators at bay with less than two minutes left.

Councilor Dante Apostol, Leo Yamit and Ray Araneta led the Legislators in a scoring binge to cut the Executives' lead to nine points from 20, 85-74, four minutes and 50 seconds remaining.

With the comebacking City General Services Officer Marvin Melodias engineering the play, Ryan Alquizar, Joel Aberilla, Jonel Avendaño helped in building up the lead, 89-78.

Melodias, absent in Game 3, finished off the game with a short jumper off an assist by Go, 99-87, for the final count.

Go closed the third quarter with a scooped shot then opened the final canto with a baseline jumper.

In the 2007 Duterte Basketball League (DBL), Paquibato District Elimination, Brgy. Paradise Embac handed Brgy. Pañalum its first setback, 93-88 , Sunday at the Paquibato Proper covered court.

Brgy. Pañalum downed Brgy. Mabuhay, 81-78, in the first game but lost steam in its second game against Paradise Embac.

Host Brgy. Paquibato Proper did not disappoint its fans by stopping Brgy. Salapawan, 76-49.

The games, presented by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte with the support of the Sports Development Division under Go and sanctioned by Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) Regional Director Regino "Boy" Cua, will resume on Sunday.