MPBL News: Kwekuteye’s clutch performance helps Bacoor trump Pasay

James Kwekuteye's clutch performance stood out lead trumps Pasay in MPBL
Sheila May Alferez
Jun 22, 2023

The Bacoor Strikers beat the Pasay Voyagers 79-65 on Wednesday at the Bacoor Strike Gym, thanks to big hits from James Kwekuteye. This gave the Bacoor Strikers a boost in the OKBet-MPBL Fifth Season.

Led by their fearless player and supported by cohesive co-players, the Bacoor Strikers executed their game plan flawlessly, exhibiting unrivaled precision and finesse. Kwekuteye, a former star of the San Beda Red Lions, bunched 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and three steals for the team. It was a fantastic fourth-quarter performance, also led by Michael Cante, who completed 16 points in total and six rebounds, and John Mchale Nermal with 17 points and six rebounds, resulting in them winning number six at their home court. Their solid defense shut down their opponents, leaving them unable to find a way in. With every loud dunk, accurate three-pointer, and lightning-fast steal, the crowd burst into cheers, making a wall of noise in the Bacoor Strike Gymnasium. 

James Kwekuteye has been rewarded as Best Player of the Game for the team Bacoor Strikers; this recognition highlights his talent, commitment, and contribution to their team’s victory. Indeed, with their victory yesterday, he proved they want to win since they are playing inside their home court, as he said in his post-interview. 

On the other hand, Pasay obtained 17 points and three rebounds from Axel Inigo, as well as 12 points and eight rebounds from Coronel, who also added a layup to bring their team closer. This was despite the fact that Pasay Voyagers was working against a hard disadvantage.  

The OKBet-MPBL Fifth Season has returned to the Strike Gym on June 22, 2023, for another thrilling match between Quezon City and Makati at 4 p.m., Sarangani and Marikina at 6 p.m., and Paraaque and Caloocan at 8 p.m.

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