NCR iNCRedibles, Optum Bardagulan off to hot start in NCRxOptum Basketball

NCR iNCRedibles and Optum Bardagulan were off to a hot start in the NCRxOptum Basketball League after winning their respective games last Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Camp Lapu-Lapu Gym in Lapu-Lapu City.

The iNCRedibles defeated Optum Team Alsa, 63-54, in the day’s opening game.

The duo of Ronald Romero and Jose Mari Velasco led the NCR iNCRedibles with 12 points each.

Sultan exploded with 31 points in a losing effort by Team Alsa.

On the other hand, Bardagulan totally outclassed NCR Monstars, 73-58, in the other game.

Mark John dela Cruz scored 15 points for Bardagulan, while Joey Osabel and Deavon Uy chipped in 13 and 11, respectively.

Francis Veloso led the undermanned Monstars with 18 points, while Jami Quijano and JM Mariot added 16 and 12 markers, respectively.

The iNCRedibles and Bardagulan are up at the top of the standings with identical 1-0 rankings, while Team Alsa and Monstars both dropped to 0-1. The fifth team of the league, Optum Uncle Breakers, have yet to play their first match of the season. (EKA)