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Metro League: Bacoor teams near titles

Bacoor vs. Caloocan U17 (Metro League photo)
Bacoor vs. Caloocan U17 (Metro League photo)

Home team Bacoor moved one win away from Cinderella finishes in the Metro League 17-and-under boys and men’s Reinforced (Second) Conference basketball tournaments by defeating Caloocan squads Tuesday night at the Strike Gym in Bacoor City, Cavite.

Bacoor Strike sa Serbisyo fended off Caloocan-Gerry’s Grill, 78-72, for a 1-0 lead in its best-of-three Metro Finals series against the Supremos in the Reinforced tourney while Bacoor Agimat did the same with an 85-81 decision against the Caloocan-Arceegee Junior Supremos in the 17-and-under division.

Bacoor vs. Caloocan U17 (Metro League photo)
Bacoor vs. Caloocan U17 (Metro League photo)

Both Bacoor squads go for the jugular in Game 2 of their respective Metro Finals series slated today at the Caloocan Sports Complex.

Mark Pangilinan racked up a team-high 15 points to go with three assists and two rebounds to lead the unbeaten Strikers to victory.

The Strikers saw their 13-point lead early in the fourth quarter trim down to four, 72-76, with 3:27 left as Joseph Brutas sparked the Supremos’ fightback.

Bacoor sank five straight free throws to restore a 74-65 advantage with 1:44 remaining to practically secure the Game 1 win.

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Written by Tempo Online

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