by Ernest Hernandez
Caloocan used a solid fourth quarter defense to stifle Isang Pateros, 68-61, in the Metro League Reinforced Conference at the Metro Asia Court in Pasig on Saturday night.
In a virtual home game for Isang Pateros, which is being backed by Metro Asia, Caloocan came to life in the final 10 minutes, holding the home side to just 11 points to help break away for good.
Johnnel Bauzon of the Caloocan Supremos (Metro League photo)
Johnnel Bauzon made 16 points, 12 rebounds, and one steal for Caloocan, tying Quezon City at the top of the Northern Division standings at 4-2.
Abdoulaye Niang chipped in 12 markers, 22 boards, and two swipes.
Richard Velchez made 16 points, nine rebounds, two steals, two assists, and one block for Isang Pateros, which slipped to 1-6.
Caloocan-Gerry’s Grill 68 — Bauzon 16, De Leon 15, Niang 12, De Mesa 11, Darang 8, Brutas 4, Sombero 2, Ngo 0, Ortiz 0
Pateros-Metro Asia 61 — Velchez 16, Gerero 12, Flores 11, Asis 5, Arellano 5, Mabazza 5, Pacleb 4, Marcial 3, Go 0, Anasco 0, Espiras 0
Quarterscores: 21-20, 40-35, 51-50, 68-61
Tags: Gerry’s Grill , Isang Pateros , Johnnel Bauzon , Metro League , Metro League Reinforced Conference , Quezon City , Richard Velchez