LINGAYEN — Teams Binmaley, Manaoag, Natividad, Lingayen, Sual, Calasiao, Tayug, and Pozorrubio won their respective first matches in the 2nd Governor’s Cup Pangasinan Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament on November 18 and 19 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center gymnasium.
Defending champion Binmaley pulled a 30-point lead over Bayambang, 98-68, heavily relying on the Melendez brothers (Roxar and Mark).
Manaoag team, last year’s 1st runner-up, almost lost to Sto. Tomas after ending in a deadlock, 89-89. In the last quarter, it regained its momentum after Sto. Tomas’ star player Garnet Asuncion committed his fifth foul eventually win in overtime, 107-93.
With a home-court advantage, Team Lingayen led by star cager Marven Jophet Mamaril trounced Alaminos City, 96-75.
On November 19, between Team Calasiao, led by high-scoring Reynald Ballesteros, rejectd Malasiqui, 107-93.
Game 1- Manaoag (107) vs Sto. Tomas (93)
Game 2- Natividad (107) vs San Quintin (87
Game 3- Binmaley (98) vs Bayambang (68)
Game 4- Lingayen (96) vs Alaminos City (75)
Game 1- Sual (103) vs Labrador (86)
Game 2- Calasiao (107) vs Malasiqui (93)
Game 3- Tayug (92) vs Balungao (85)
Game 4- Pozzorubio (101) vs Binalonan (96)
Games of the first two games are covered via Livestream and can be watched at the official Facebook account of the province: facebook.com/pangasinan.gov.ph/. (PIO/RRB)