KIB Warriors battle to hold off Al Ghanah
KIB WARRIORS/LBC were 72-55 winners over Al Ghanah Group during the third week of action in the Pinoy Bahrain Basketball League (PBBL) Charity Tournament 2018.
After opening their tournament campaign with a loss, KIB bounced back in style and claimed the hard-earned win, fuelled by the 20 points of Marvin Cortejo who was named the Player of the Game.
Also claiming their first win were KIA-Bin Hindi Motors, who took care of Tausug 70-50. Michael Danganan scored 13 points to lead his team in the win.
Discover Islam made it two wins from two games following a 79-73 result against Maranao Team. Jay Ar Carbonel had 24 points to be named as the Player of the Game.
Meanwhile, EB Team edged past Kapamilya HQ 181 76-71. Jasfer Melano clinched the Player of the Game award with 34 points.
Layla Line Contracting/DOTA followed suit with an 82-68 triumph over Trojans/Jahnmar Team. Edward Matammu was the top performer in the contest with 18 markers.
The ongoing charity tournament is the first conference of the first season of the PBBL.
The event is made possible by Mabuhay Marketing Company, Uno Premier Bahrain, Jollibee, K & A Event Planners, Reem Events Management, SBP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and Eled Productions, along with the team sponsors: Kia – Bin Hindi Motors, Sany Heavy Equipment, Zenjex/Gilas Pilipinas, Al Ghanah Group, White Hawks Security, Tausug, Bahrain Slashers, Team EB, Jonis Bakery, Delta Mechanical Services, Discover Islam, Kapamilya HQ 181, Magilas, Team Maranao, Dota, Jahnmar, KIB Warriors/LBC, Hoops, Starbucks, Urban Slice Pizza, Sumo Restaurant, Hastag, The Foundry, Texas Roadhouse, Blueprint, Metaplex, Aeroflyers, Danish Contracting, Lasheen Jewelry, Unified Team BM and Kimpura Restaurant.
Zenjex/Gilas Pilipinas beat Maranao Team 73-53 (Player of the Game: Kyle Muyot, 14pts)
Magilas beat Jonis Bakery/Bahrain Slashers 68-67 (Esteron, 19pts)
SANY Heavy Equipment beat Al Ghanah Group 78-61 (Lord Rodriguez, 17pts)
Hoops beat KIB Warriors/LBC 69-61 (Ferdie Quinto, 15pts)
Delta Mechanical Services beat White Hawks 76-59 (Cary Cuerpo, 22pts)
Uno Premiere/GBS beat Tausug 76-50 (Pipoy de Vera, 20pts)
Discover Islam beat Kapamilya HQ 181 69-62 (Jay Ar Labbao, 14pts)
9.30am: Sumo Restaurant vs Starbucks
10.50am: Magilas vs EB Team
12.10pm: Uno Premiere/GBS vs SANY Heavy Equipment
1.30pm: Jonis Bakery/Bahrain Slashers vs Delta Mechanical Services
2.50pm: Al Ghanah Group vs Tausug
(Games at Ettihad Club court)