NATHANIEL ADRIANO CAME OFF the bench and unloaded 22 points to lift the Batang Alaska-Antipolo to a 64-41 victory over Batang Sta. Lucia-Pasig in the Coca-Cola-Batang PBA Summer League at the old San Juan gym last Friday.
The 5-foot-3 Adriano who is the tallest player in the Batang Aces? roster, stroked 11 points in the second to take over game and give his team a 29-21 lead over the Batang Realtors going into the break.
Carlos Cumpas topscored with 12 points while Miguel Abalos contributed 10 for the Batang Realtors who have now lost two straight games in Group B.
In Group A, Alberto Bordeos registered 23 markers as Batang Air 21-Taytay crushed Batang Barako Coffee Manila, 62-42.
The Batang Express? well-oiled machine hummed early in the game, outgunning the Batang Coffee Masters, 23-6, in the opening period on the way to bouncing back from a loss to defending champions Batang Talk N? Text-Quezon City and improve to 1-1.
Jezzrell Andaya paced the Batang Coffee Masters with 13 points as Dan Balmores scored 10 for the Batang Coffee Masters who are also in a two-game losing skein. Denison Rey Dalupang, Contributor