Quezon City reasserted its mastery over Makati, 91-85, late Tuesday night in the MPBL Lakan Season at the Blue Eagle Gym in Ateneo.
The Capitals got a big lift from Joco Tayongtong, who scored 12 of his 20 points in the last five minutes to lead his team in snapping the Super Crunch’s four-game winning streak.
Also providing the spark for Quezon City was Dahrell Caranguian, who also tallied 20 markers in the event put up by Senator Manny Pacquiao with former MVP Kenneth Duremdes serving as commissioner.
Down the stretch, it was Tayongtong who took over as he helped the Capitals in overcoming a 10-point deficit in the last five minutes of the match.
Quezon City’s defense also held Makati without a field goal in the last five minutes as its 1-3-1 half court zone baffled the Super Crunch.
Earlier, Davao Occidental and Muntinlupa carved out contrasting victories.
The Tigers got another big game from Mark Yee, who registered his 23rd double-double performance in the MPBL to power the Cocolife-backed Davao Occidental to an 86-55 beat down of Rizal Golden Coolers-Xentro Mall.
Muntinlupa, on the other hand, bucked the ejection of head coach Ritchie Melencio to turn back the Parañaque Patriots-Yabo Sports, 87-78.
Meanwhile, the MPBL cancelled the scheduled triple header on Wednesday set at the People’s Center in Bataan due to a bad weather condition.
Bulacan was supposed to face winless Marikina in the first game at 4 p.m. while expansion teams Mindoro and Nueva Ecija were scheduled to face each other at 6:30 p.m. The main game features Bataan against Navotas at 8:30 p.m.