MPBL: Expansion Bicol sees rally fall short, drops opener to Basilan

Basilan Steel Jumbo Plastic outlasted expansion team Bicol Volcanoes for a 94-83 win in the opening game of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup at Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday.

The Steel led by as many as 16 points, but the Volcanoes launched a comeback to make it 75-73 following a layup by Alwin Alday.

But Jay Collado, Gab Daganon and Hesed Gabo conspired for a 7-0 run to stop the Volcanoes on their tracks.

Collado led Basilan’s balanced attack with 16 points, while Alday finished with 21 for Bicol.

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