A well-dominated win for Batangas over the Sarangani Marlins

A well-dominated win for Batangas over the Sarangani Marlins
Sheila May Alferez
Jul 26, 2023

Batangas Embassy Chill won against the Sarangani Marlins with a score of 63-56 in a round-robin elimination phase of the 29th MPBL Season.

It’s indeed true that Batangas is heated and consistent in showing what they can do inside the court. Their battle against Sarangani stretched their winnings, which gave them a good edge in the OKBet-MPBL Fifth Season.

led by Levi Hernandez and John Ambulodto, who empowered Batangas in both defense and offense, making their team crawl to a 16-4 record, which puts them at the Top of the South Division with the Strikers.

John Rey Villanueva earned 9 points and 6 rebounds, while Juneric Baloria had 13 rebounds and 8 points, which made a big twist with their winnings.

Levi Hernandez was acknowledged as the game’s best player. He had 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists, making him the top player on the team.

In an interview, Hernandez stated that their success was due to their constant dedication to a great defense strategy, which they had worked on in practice and then executed excellently when the competition on the court started.

The Sarangani Marlins, on the other hand, had a tough time and lost five games in a row. The Marlins still have hope and are determined to make a strong comeback in their next two games. Even though they are currently ranked 8–13, this makes them want to improve their skills and do better in the future.

Regardless of the Result, the players from Sarangani did very well. Rafael Are and John Carlo Escalambre each scored an impressive 11 points, and Alex Desoyo added a good 10 points to the team’s total. 

Tune in for the next game for Batangas Embassy Chill versus Bacolod on August 20, 2023, while you can catch the Sarangani Marlins on August 7, 2023, who will be competing with Rizal.


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