Parks sets MPBL record in El Tigre win; GenSan holds on
Ray Parks notched another double-double and this time, the Mandaluyong El Tigre ended up winning after beating Zamboanga Valientes, 71-61, in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Saturday night at Imus Sports Complex in Cavite.
Parks collected 13 points and an MPBL record 15 assists to lead the El Tigre to their first win.
The 6-foot-4 guard’s sterling showing came 10 days after recording 21 points and 10 rebounds in his MPBL debut in an 86-74 loss to the Muntinlupa Cagers at Araneta Coliseum.
Meanwhile, the General Santos Warriors also chalked up its first victory after holding off the Imus Bandera, 79-73.
Leomer Losentes led the way for the Warriors with 20 points and four assists.
Buoyed by the home crowd, the Bandera came to within three, 73-76, after five straight points by speedy guard Paolo Pontejos with 57.7 seconds remaining.
Imus had the chance to tie but Orly Daroya misfired on a 3-pointer from the left corner with under 15 ticks left.
Marlon Basco iced the game for General Santos, hitting three of four free throws in the waning seconds.
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