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Bacoor awaits finals foe

/ 05:08 AM June 13, 2019

Unbeaten Bacoor Strike sa Serbisyo punched a ticket to the Metro League Reinforced Conference Finals after beating Taguig, 96-83, in the South Division championship late Tuesday night at its Strike Gym homecourt in Bacoor City, Cavite.

Inspired by a wild home crowd, the Strikers raced to a 46-32 halftime lead behind the combined efforts of Kenmark Miranda and ex-Far Eastern Tamaraws RJ Ramirez and Prince Orizu.

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With a sizzling 50 percent shooting from the field, Bacoor even continued step on the gas from thereon, widening the gap to as many as 24 points.

Bacoor thus advanced to a best-of-three grand finale next week against the North Division winner which will either be Quezon City or Caloocan, which battle it out Saturday in Caloocan.

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Miranda finished with an efficient 19 points in just 18 minutes of play, Ramirez added 14 while Nigerian reinforcement Orizu posted a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double for Bacoor, which eliminated Pasigueño, 86-68, in a one-game semis faceoff Thursday last week.

Mark Pangilinan and Paolo Castro also contributed 12 and 11 markers, respectively, for the Strikers who completed a rare double championship win at home, its boys team earlier beating Las Piñas 68-41 to cop the 17-and-under South Division title.

Former Naga College Foundation slotman Emmanuel Ojuola, for his part, tallied 23 points and 15 rebounds in a losing cause for the Generals.

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