Hobe, Macway fives score
Two-time champion Hobe Bihon-Cars Unlimited made short work of Mindanao Agilas, 98-66, to jumpstart its bid in the 5th DELeague basketball Sunday at Marikina Sports Center.
In the other game, Macway Travel defeated Austen Morris Associates, 83-79, in Group B.
Hobe, which topped the tournament in 2012 and 2013, was led by Rodrigue Ebondo who produced 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Hobe Bihon-Cars Unlimited led by 19 points, 34-15, in the first quarter and never looked back. It also dominated the boards, 25-13, in the league backed by Marikina City Mayor Del De Guzman.
Jonathan Pareños netted 11 points and Rene Pacquiao scored 10 for the Agilas.
Paul Santiago collected 21 points, six rebound and five assists to pace the Macway Stalions.
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