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Tigers prey on Warriors to improve to 11-2

September 17, 2019 - Tuesday 7:09 AM by Romeo Braceros

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The Davao Occidental Tigers are back on the winning track after beating the General Santos City Warriors 84-75 at the Olivarez Sports Complex in Sucat Parañaque Friday night.

The Tigers, led by veteran forward Mark Yee who scored 16 points, beat their rivals in the MPBL Southern Division and improved to 11-2 in standings.

The win is huge for the Tigers as it allowed them to hold the top spot in their division. It was also a morale boost for the team as they suffered a close loss to the Pampanga Giant Lanterns two weeks ago, which snapped their eighth

 and a huge morale boost after their 62-65 loss to the Pampanga Giant Lanterns two weeks back.

Yee was in his usual element in the game as he also grabbed 13 rebounds to tow his team to victory against the determined Warriors.

Aside from Yee, former pro Bonbon Custodio also played solid in their game as he recorded 18 points and nearly going perfect from the field.

The PBA journeyman hit seven out of a total of eight attempts in the game.

Tigers forward Marco Balagtas who was added to the roster this season also had a solid game with 16 points and nine rebounds.

The winning team also outrebounded the Warriors with 43 against the latter’s 31, helping them hold on to the lead from the opening quarter to the final buzzer.