Team Standings 


Quezon City 1-0
Marikina 1-0
Caloocan-Arceegee 1-0
Solid San Juan-PC Gilmore 1-1
Valenzuela 0-1
Navotas 0-2


Bacoor 2-0
Las Pinas 2-1
Pasay 1-1
Makati 0-1
Taguig 0-2
Paranaque 0-0

Games on Saturday, May 18
(Metro Asia Court, Pasig City)
10:30am — Quezon City vs Caloocan-Arceegee (17U)
1:00 pm — Solid San Juan-PC Gilmore vs Navotas (17U)
2:30 pm — Valenzuela vs Marikina (17U)
4:30 pm — Manila-INGCO vs Solid San Juan (Reinforced)
6:00 pm — Pateros vs Caloocan-Gerry’s Grill (Reinforced)

Following in the footsteps of their team in the Reinforced tourney, Bacoor smothered Pasay, 63-41,  to remain unbeaten in the 2019 Metro League Boys Basketball 17-and-under South Division Thursday afternoon at the Hagonoy Sports Complex in Taguig.

Mikhael James Gutierrez sizzled with 18 points and three assists to spearhead the Junior Strikers who notched their second win in as many outings in this 17-and-under tourney that is backed by Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and with Barangay 143 as league presentor.

In the other games, Las Pinas Defenders grabbed its second straight win with a 60-55 squeaker over Taguig Generals while Solid San Juan-PC Gilmore, after a tough home loss to Caloocan by only a point earlier this week, bounced back big time with 63-58 victory over Navotas.

Rion Natrist Porcadas added 14 points, five rebounds and four assists while Vincent Joaquin Pecho contributed 14 markers for Bacoor which opened its campaign with also a dominating 86-68 win over Las Pinas last week.

Kurt Sienes, meanwhile, was the lone man fighting with 19 points and three boards for Pasay which failed to follow up its 55-50 opening day win against Taguig last Saturday. 

Pasay thus slid to 1-1 in the South Division of the M-League that is also bankrolled by Synergy 88, World Balance, Excellent Noodles and San Miguel Corporation as major sponsors. 

Jericho Reyes led the way with 15 points, five boards and four dimes for the Home Defenders who improved to 2-1, climbing to second spot in the South Division behind Bacoor. 

John Cedric Panganiban also added 14 points while John Justine Garcia posted 10 markers and five boards for Las Pinas. 

Ralp Angelo Cruz, on the other hand, served as the only bright spot with 16 points for Taguig which remained winless in two games in the South Division of this M-League 17-and-under tourney which also has SMS Global Technologies, Inc. as official livestream and technology partner, Spalding as official ball, Team Rebel Sports as official outfitter, PLDT as official internet provider and Manila Bulletin as media partner. 

The PC Gilmore-backed Solid San Juan improved to 1-1 in the North Division behind the 15 and 13 points of Rowell Castro and Ray Allen Maglupay, respectively. 

Rommel Mangalindan, for his part, put up 16 points, five rebounds and five assists in a losing cause for Navotas (0-2) which stayed winless in the North Division of the summer tourney for boys which is also supported by Gerry’s Grill, Summit Water, Alcoplus, Nature’s Spring and Goodfellow. (JBU)

The scores:


Bacoor 63 — Gutierrez 18, Pecho 14, Porcadas 14, Malabanan 9, Villarin 5, Melencio 3, Rocha 0, Torno 0, Corrales 0, Aranilla 0, Pablo 0

Pasay 41 — Sienes 19, Guiron 8, Frias 4, Garbiles 4, Montevirgen 4, Ballonado 2, Ramos 0, Tanoa-Tanao 0, Capena 0, Perez 0, Misolas 0, Soriano 0, Ante 0

Quarterscores: 14-10, 26-16, 42-30, 64-41


San Juan 63 — Castro 15, Maglupay 13, Mayono 8, Abanico 8, Calilong 7, Teodoro 6, Nieras 3, Rodenas 2, Abalos 1, Valeros 0, Mabazza 0, 

Navotas 58 — Mangalindan 16, Lizan 13, Crisostomo 8, Villanueva 7, Javier 6, Balasabas 3, Cu 2, Castillo 2, Mallari 1, Hughes 0, Matias 0, Rosal 0, Santillan 0

Quarterscores: 16-15, 28-31, 42-40, 63-58


Las Pinas 60 — Reyes 15, Panganiban 14, Garcia 10, Lipata 8, Montero 6, Mendoza 5, Valencia 2, Petilla 0, Fontanilla 0, Lampano 0, Valencia 0

Taguig 55 — Cruz 16, Pizarro 7, Amaro Jr 7, Arceo 6, Baira 5, Makasakit 4, Castillo 4,Gammad 2, Mirasol IV 2, Ofianga 2, Bernardino 0, Bisnar 0, Pagsisihan 0, Calos 0

Quarterscores: 16-15, 29-30, 48-45, 60-55