Alvin Pasaol and the Zamboanga Family’s Brand Sardines handed the also-ran Imus-Luxxe Slim a beating while Senator Manny Pacquiao dazzled the crowd in the 2019 Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan Cup Canada Invasion on Saturday morning (Manila time) at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Zamboanga roughed up Gerald Anderson and the Bandera, 88-72, to keep sixth place in the Southern Division of the league with a 17-10 card.
Pasaol finished with 21 points and six rebounds to lead the Family’s Brand Sardines-owned Zamboanga to its fourth-straight victory.
Raffy Reyes and Reggie Morido, along with Pasaol capped off the first half with seven unanswered points to turn an eight-point lead to a wide 46-31 gap.
The Chooks-to-Go 3x3 star continued the assault, firing five points in an 8-0 run to put up Zamboanga’s biggest lead of the ball game at 23, 54-31, with 9:10 remaining in the third.
Gerald Anderson, Jayjay Helterbrand, and Jojo Cunanan fought back with a 14-0 swing to cut the lead to nine with 6:24 left in the third.
However, it was the closest that Imus could get as Zamboanga’s Anton Asistio and Aaron Black were quick to douse off the run.
Black added 13 points, seven rebounds, and three assists while Asistio chipped in 12 points built on four triples.
Anderson paced Imus former tallying 14 points and five assists while Jeric Nacpil had 13 markers and eight boards.
The Luxxe Slim-backed squad dropped to 6-21 also in the Southern Division.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao flaunted his all-around game as Team Pacquiao cruised past Casem Calgary, 116-99, in the MPBL exhibition match.
Pacquiao finished with a triple-double of 31 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds to lead his squad’s 17-point rout of the Calgary squad which was composed of several Overseas Filipino Workers.
On the other hand, the Mark Yee-led MPBL All-Stars settled for a draw against Calgary Storm, 95-95.
Yee posted 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting on top of 12 rebounds.
The Calgary-based team owned by Filipino Tony Tan was led by Kenny Oteneo with 24 points, six assists, and five boards.
Zamboanga Family’s Brand Sardines (88) — Pasaol 21, Black 13, Asistio 12, Bonsubre 7, Reyes 6, Manzo 6, Rono 6, Morido 4, Santillan 3, Ignacio 3, Argamino 2, De Vera 2, Villamor 0, Arboleda 0, Bederi 0.
Imus-Luxxe Slim (72) — Anderson 12, Nacpil 13, Cunanan 12, Cantimbuhan 10, Helterbrand 5, Deles 4, Vito 3, Morales 3, Ong 3, Munsayac 3, Arellano 2, Daroya 0, Ng Sang 0, Lim 0, Cawaling 0, Gonzaga 0.
Quarterscores: 24-18, 46-31, 70-55, 88-72