12th AFP/PNP Duterte hoop: CMO rolls to 5th straight win behind Go’s season high 13 treys

CHRISTOPHER “Bong” Go made season-high 13 triples and nearly eclipsed the  league record he set last year to drive the City Mayor’s Office past Philippine Navy, 97 – 86, in their Mayor Rody Duterte and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte – 12th AFP-PNP Duterte Basketball Tournament encounter at the Davao City Recreation Center Almendras Gym on Tuesday night.

Go finished the game with 50 points to lead the surging CMO post its fifth straight win that lingered the City Hall-based dribblers at the top of the standing with 5 – 0 record.

The reigning three point shootout officer category champion came out waxing hot from behind the arc as he converted nine in the first two period to tie the previous season-high which he registered a day before against the National Support Unit.

Go made another four in the final half, including one that came five feet from the arc, to set the new season-best, a three baskets shy of equalizing the league record of 16 that the Executive Assistant of Mayor Rody Duterte set last year versus 10th Infantry Agila Division.

Ryan Lomotos and Rodel Bantilan had a 15 combined points for the CMO which took a, 51 – 31, commanding lead en route to its second win in two days.

Richard Molina paced with 19 baskets for the Navymen who dropped to 2 – 2. Lloyd Ayon-ayon had 12.

After absorbing a huge blew out loss on its opening game, Davao City Police Office rebounded mightily with a 98- 89 win over the National Support Unit.

Reserve guard Marlon Cabañog stepped up with 26 points for the DCPO that got back on track following a devastating debut loss at the hands of the defending champion Bureau of Fire Protection.

Arniel Bone regained his form but his team-best 28 points failed to carry the NSU to victory.

NSU, one of the teams that went to its best start in the league, dropped two straight games to fall at 2 – 2.

Regional Public Safety Batallion edged Police Regional Office-XI, 85 – 82, to keep its final four hopes alive.

Rommel Cameros fired 26 baskets for the RPSB which answered back with three straight wins after losing its first two games.

Dominic Delos Reyes had 19 for the PRO-XI. (Rico Biliran)


CHRISTOPHER “Bong” Go holding the ball

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