QUEZON City demolished Marikina, 110-73, while Valenzuela outplayed Parañaque, 105-96, to keep a share of the lead in the Metro League basketball championship at the Valenzuela Astrodome
The Junior Capitals drew a big game from Cyrus Tabi, who shot the lights out with 29 points on a near-perfect 12-of-13 shooting for 92 percent.
Tabi, whose only miss was a three-point shot, added seven rebounds and seven assists for Quezon City, which remained as one of only two unbeaten teams in the tournament organized by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and supported by the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
Sandy Senal added 14 points, 10 rebounds and five assists and Jesus Manuel Asuncion contributed 14 points and five rebounds for Quezon City.
Francis Munsayac led Marikina’s losing effort with 25 points, five rebounds and four assists, followed by Irvin Mendoza with 16 points and four rebounds.
Dan Natividad led five players in double figures with 24 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in Valenzuela's win over Parañaque.
Erwin Sta.Maria had 21 points, John Tayongtong and Josiah Jerold Esplana had 14 points each, Allan Martin had 10 points for the Workhorses, who controlled the game from start to finish.
They led 51-36 in the second quarter.
Gwayne Capacio had 28 points and 11 rebounds and Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. had 24 points and 23 rebounds for the Green Berets.
Earlier, Taguig demolished Las Piñas, 115-68, behind Richard Albo's 26 points, including 17 in first quarter.
Paulo Miguel Cambaya had 17 points while Romeo Almerol added 12 points for Taguig of coach Bing Victoria.
Kervin Lucente led Las Piñas with a double-double of 21 points and 19 rebounds.
The tournament is sponsored by Synergy 88, San Miguel Corp., World Balance, Frabelle Foods, Summit Mineral Water, Alco Plus, Gerry’s Grill, Excellent Noodles, glitter.ph, SM Supermalls and Nature’s Spring as major sponsors.
The tournament resumes today.
PBA legend Glenn Capacio is the commissioner while Lou Gatumbato is the technical head.