La Union will play for the NBL finals after crushing Muntinlupa in game 2 of their Semifinals series, 107-84, on Sunday in the Chooks-to-Go NBL Chairman’s Cup 2021 at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

/ 23 November 2021

It will be the second consecutive year for La Union to play in the NBL finals in a face-off against Pampanga once again.

Last year, La Union lost the championship game to Pampanga; but this year, they are looking for a rematch after beating Muntinlupa in the best-of-three semifinals.

Despite a well-fought game for Muntinlupa, their continuous 13 unanswered points at the fourth frame, was easily toppled by La union.

With 4:25 left in the game, La Union fired up and delivered a simultaneous 15-3 burst and delivered 17 points to secure the slot in the NBL finals.

The squad was led by Jayson Apolonio who fired 24 points and 15 rebounds; combined with Billy Boado and Ian Llona’s 18 points apiece, and Mitchelle Maynes’ 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench

The Scores:

La Union 107 – Apolonio 24, Boado 18, Llona 18, Maynes 10, Silverie 7, Francisco 7, Pambid 6, Blaza 4, Gatchalian 2, Gurtiza 2, Caasi 0, Pascua 0, Doliente 0.

Muntinlupa 84 – Sabado 13, Montserrat 11, Codiñera 10, Madanlo 9, Danga 8, Villablanca 8, Arias 7, Stevens 5, Enguio 5, Panganiban 5, Udal 0.

Quarterscores: 27-24, 49-43, 81-66, 107-84.