After taking 49 – 34 lead after first two quarters, MLKP never looked back to notch the victory behind the exploits of Bruce Dacia and Marlon Basco who contributed 19 and 13 points respectively.
Stephen Padilla and Ronald Capati chipped in 12 markers apiece to help the MLKP clinch its second win after beating Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr in overtime, 81 – 76 Friday night.
The Agilas under new head coach Dindo Pastor couldn’t get their game going to absorb their first defeat in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature’s Spring, Sulpicio Lines, Cokaliong Shipping, Accel, Reva Sandals, Gameface.Ph and Nike Basketball and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP).
Chris Delfin had 12 points for the Agilas who tried to bounce back in the third period by outscoring MLKP 23 – 18 that cut the deficit to 10, 57 – 67 going to the fourth quarter.
The Agilas will face the Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue on Friday at 5:30 pm in the same venue. (Rico Biliran/MindaNews)