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It’s Pacman v. Iligan in Mindanao Finals

Posted by Michille on May 16th, 2006

It’s Pacman v. Iligan in Mindanao Finals – Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro!

Pacquiao thanked his team for giving him a fitting send off gift before leaving for the United States to train for his July 2 bout with Mexican Oscar Larios.

Glimpse of the story:

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The PacMan-GenSan team of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao advanced to the Mindanao Division Finals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Sunday night by thwarting Pryce Pharma-MisOr, 83-68, and clinching the best-of-three series, 2-1.

Louie Medalla and Apol Coronado combined for 19 points as PacMan raced to a 26-18 advantage after one quarter and never looked back.

The pair continued to wax hot and with more sniping from Jethro Recustodio, PacMan erected their biggest lead of 21 markers, 52-31, on a triple by Coronado.

The defense-minded Pryce Pharma gallantly fought back as they held PacMan scoreless for the first five minutes of the final canto and James Laygo unloaded five straight points to come to their closest, 56-66.

Suddenly, Donald Tadena broke PacMan’s silence with five consecutive points, 71-56. Back-to-back triples by Coronado and Weng Farochillen entering the final two minutes sealed the deal for PacMan as they completed a remarkable comeback after losing Game One of the series, 51-64. PacMan also took Game Two, 72-64.

“Since it was Mothers’ Day, I told my players to dedicate this game to their moms,” said winning coach Ramon Pido. “Our defense on their key players also worked for us today.”

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One Response to “It’s Pacman v. Iligan in Mindanao Finals”

  1. Richmond Says:

    I am a great admirer of Manny Pacquiao and his comand of his sport. He is an excellent example for everyone of a world class worker.


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