Pampanga rips Laguna

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    JUSTINE Baltazar had 18 points, 20 rebounds, and six blocks to lead the Converge Pampanga Delta to a 99-72 win over the Laguna Pistons last Sunday in the National Basketball League Season 3 Black Arrow Express-President’s Cup at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando.

    The effort of the La Salle standout enabled the Delta to grab an 18-6 first quarter lead and never looked back on their way to a 5-1 win-loss slate for second place in Group B.

    Neil Tolentino added 18 points, and Encho Serrano had 15 points for the home team Pampanga, which handed Laguna its second loss in four outings.

    Taguig kept its unbeaten slate with a 94-68 win over the Pasig El Pirata.

    Richmond Gilbero had 18 points, and Mike Sampurna tallied 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Generals, who secured their fifth win in as many tries to occupy Group A.

    Over at the San Leonardo Gym in Nueva Ecija last Saturday, the Quezon City Defenders stunned the Cavite Ballers 79-76.