BAGUIO CITY – The former Gin King squad downed the UpNorth Basketball League Selection Team, 103-95, in their exhibition match held last December 3, 2017 at the University of the Cordilleras Gym.
Allan Caidic buried his first three attempts, all from beyond the arc, to power an 11-2 early blast jumpstart the Gin Kings to a lead they would held on to get the victory.
Caidic, who led the point tally, showed multiple instances he has not still lost his shooting touch as he drilled in multiple three point connections, including one to beat the third quarter buzzer and make it 81-75, in their favor.
Big man Marlou Aquino likewise showed he still has it as he slammed in one of his baskets to the delight of the cheering crowd.
All former Ginebra stalwarts were on point during the game. They all played heavy minutes. Noli Locsin exhibited his trademark moves, Bal David and Willie Miller were all over the floor dishing off to teammates, while Jayvee Gayoso was knocking in the corner treys.
The UNBL Selection Team made a tight game in this friendly match with a barrage of outside hits and took a 70-68 lead 2:46 to go but an Aquino layup from a Gin King outlet pass ignited a 13-5 third quarter finishing kick to move up by six.
By: ARMANDO BOLISLIS