The Cagayan de Oro Higalas could not hold on to their 12-point lead and allowed the rallying Lapu-Lapu Chiefs ARQ Builders to a come from behind 74-69 victory in their opening game of the inaugural season of Pilipinas Super League at the Manuel Roxas Sports Complex in Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte yesterday, March 20, 2022.

Jopher Custodio’s 3-point shot pushed the Higalas lead to 64-52 with 7:20 left in the game but were outscored the rest of the way, 5-22, by the Chiefs. Nichole Ubalde led Cagayan de Oro with 14 points while John Tayongtong added 13.


Cagayan de Oro – 69: Ubalde 14, Tayongtong 13, Villahermosa 9, Custodio 9, Cachuela 7, Kwong 6, Menaling 4, Galvez 3, Diego 3, Casajeros 1.

Lapu-Lapu – 74: Mejares 20, Minguito 17, Arana 12, Caballero 7, Saga 6, Berame 5, Gabas 4, Torres 3.

Quarterscores: 10-16, 33-32, 53-48, 69-74.

Watch the highlights below.

Watch the full game below.

Here’s the official roster.


with photos by Pilipinas Super League

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