Slaughter, Navarro lead Manila Stars late fightback vs Muntinlupa

Slaughter, Navarro lead Manila Stars late fightback vs Muntinlupa

STREAKING Manila SV Batang Sampaloc endured anxious moments before subduing Muntinlupa, 93-80, on Tuesday in theMPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) Sixth Season at the Caloocan Sports Complex.

The Manila Stars trailed the Muntinlupa Cagers, 67-71, following a triple by Joshua Ramirez, and had to call on Greg Slaughter and Enzo Navarro to regain control behind a 13-3 run with 2 minutes and 55 seconds left.

Muntinlupa threatened again at 78-81 on a triple from Joshua Miguel Marcos, but Navarro sealed Manila's eighth straight win - and 13th in 17 games in the round-robin elimination phase - with a scoop shot, 83-78, only 16.1 seconds left.

Slaughter double-double

Slaughterfinished with 22 points, 10 in the fourth quarter, 10 rebounds and 3 assists to clinch Best Player honors despite admitting he's not in optimal form yet.

Tonino Gonzaga also shone for Manila with points plus 3 rebounds and so did Rabeh Al-Hussaini with 13 points. Navarro proved to be the steadying factor with 10 assists to go with 7 points and 7 rebounds.

Muntinlupa, which suffered its third straight narrow defeat for a 5-12 slate, got 16 points each from Joshua Miguel Marcos and Warlo James Batac and 14 from Joshua Flores.

The MPBL visits the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay on Thursday, June 11, with games pitting Marikina against Bicolandia at 4 p.m., Bacolod against South Cotabato at 6 p.m., and Pangasinan against Pasay at 8 p.m.

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