Anak Mindanao – Zamboanga Sibugay Warriors moved closer to the coveted crown after winning Game 1, 73-64 of the Chooks to Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao Challenge Finals at the Pagadian City Gymnasium, Wednesday night.
Jaybie Mantilla had another fine performance after finishing with 21 points, shooting 8-of-12 from the field, and added four rebounds and three steals while Jan Jamon registered 15 points, including three triples.
AMIN – Zamboanga Sibugay Warriors dominated majority of the game but BYB Kapatagan Buffalos keep coming back.
Ahead by a solitary point in the fourth quarter, AMIN – Zamboanga Sibugay Warriors ended the game on a 12-2 run led by Rhaffy Octobre to finally seal the deal and preserve Game 1 win.
Richard Kwong led the BYB Kapatagan Buffalos with 19 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Conference MVP Edrian Lao was held to just six points on 2-of-13 shooting.
AMIN – Zamboanga Sibugay Warriors will try to finish the series tonight.
AMIN – Zamboanga Sibugay Warriors 73 – Mantilla 21, Jamon 15, Octobre 11, Arong 6, Imperial 6, Dumapig 4, Foronda 4, Sorela 3, Caunan 3, Lacastesantos 0, Acain 0, Pasia 0, Bangcoyan 0.
BYB Kapatagan Buffalos 64 – Kwong 19, Bonganciso 15, Ariar 13, Lao 6, Daanoy 4, Rodriguez 4, Puerto 3, Sollano 0, Delfinado 0, Igot 0.
Quarterscores: 18-12, 38-34, 54-49, 73-64.