By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
Team MBM Construction and Dolce Via took home huge victories during another weekend schedule of the On D’ Move (ODM) Sinadya Cup basketball league last November 12-13, 2022, held at Roxas City, Capiz.
After falling at the hands of the Central Philippine University (CPU) Golden Lions during their first game, the stacked MBM squad bounced back and swept its back-to-back scheduled games against Eigon Elite, 93-71, and Romja Corgchi, 115-54.
Meanwhile, the veteran-filled Dolce Via team joined the Golden Lions in the leaderboard and improved to 2-0 after outdueling the tough DPWH Iloilo team, 89-74.
After their first two games in the league, team MBM finally picked up their chemistry, one main thing that was missing during their game against CPU.
It was a walk in the park for team MBM against Corgchi after handing them a demolition exhibition from the get-go to the last quarter.
It was a total massacre for the Corgchi team as MBM quickly got hot in the game and drained most of their shots from downtown.
It was Erwilson Santos who stole the limelight for team MBM and was hailed as the Best Player of the Game after dropping 19 points and three rebounds.
However, it was a different scenario during their win against Eigon as team MBM had to dig deep and play a tighter defensive game.
Answering the call for team MBM is former Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) forward Edward Dixon.
The towering Ilonggo did damage on both ends of the floor and anchored the MBM defense in the paint on his way to 15 points and four rebounds.
On the other hand, team Dolce Via hacked out a huge win over the DPWH Iloilo and was already recognized as one of the most entertaining games of the league.
It was a nip-and-tuck affair in the first three quarters as DPWH responded in the third frame to grab the lead back, 55-53, after a France Tono dunk in the fast break.
Dolce Via didn’t back down in the challenge and got a fine scoring display from Rey “Hurricane” Tupas who answered every DPWH basket in the crucial stretch of the last quarter.
With two minutes remaining and Dolce Via protecting a 10-point lead, 80-70, Tupas sank the cold-blooded dagger trey from way downtown that ballooned their lead to 13 points.
During the other scheduled game, team Phatass remained undefeated and took down Marinic Ivisan, 126-104.