Behind Coco Gonzales' play-making ability, the Spoilers were able to stretch their winning steak. (Photo by Segundo "Doddie" Pineda)
Koror, Palau – Team Spoilers extended their winning streak to six games defeating the Ilocandia Bulls 107-96
The Spoilers were led by Aries Echanova with 27 points followed by Michael Bombita with 26 points and Coco Gonzales with 24.
Dennis Castro paced the Ilocandia Bulls with 26 points, while Joeger Supnet and Raul Osias added 24 and 17 points respectively.
The Spoilers started the game on a strong note leading 28-19 after the first quarter. The Bulls tried to keep the game close using their fast break attack cutting the Spoilers lead to six points with five minutes left in the second quarter.
However, the Spoilers tried to pull away using a total effort. A give and go by RB Dorado and Marvic Ngchar upped the lead to 55-39 and a strong push to end the first half gave them a comfortable lead 61-42.
But the Bulls weren’t done. Using their physical play coupled with foul troubles from the Spoilers team, the Bulls chipped away the lead slowly. Spoilers’ center Mark Pagayanan fouled out with two minutes left in the third period that fueled a Bulls comeback.
Aries Echanova makes this freethrow to complete a 3-point play. (Photo by Segundo 'Doddie' Pineda)
Koror, Palau – Riding high on four game winning streak, the Spoilers wasted little time in dispatching the Aloha Maid Choppers.
They started the game out strong, opening the game on a 16-5 run and never looked back.
The Spoilers attack were simply too much for the Choppers as they found themselves playing catchup throughout the game and trailed 58-25 at half time.
Behind the energetic duo of Michael Bombita and Coco Gonzales, the Spoilers made another push at the start of the third quarter that virtually sealed the win.
Bombita provided much of the scoring, while Gonzales made some great defensive plays on the other end upping their lead to 83-47 at the end of the third period.
Still, the Spoilers did not let up.
Out of a timeout early in the fourth quarter, coach Jun Dela Cruz draw a perfect play that is similar to shot-gun position in the NFL as Marvic Ngchar found himself all alone cutting to the basket.