Team Duterte-CMO eked out a 97-94 win over IBP Davao in Game No. 20 of their basketball friendly series on Friday at the Genesis 88 Gym.
Sec. Christopher “Bong” Go pumped in 39 points as Team Duterte-CMO shrugged off a long series break to pull away with a close win.
Go, the sweet-shooting special assistant to Presi-dent Rodrigo Duterte, took off where he left off in the last outing hitting nine baskets from behind the arc.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar put up a valuable contribution of five points for the Team Duterte-CMO which won Game No. 19, 101-96, last October 16.
Armand Dioso led the way for IBP Davao with 28 markers as Ongkiko made 14. Paguican and Navarro had 13 apiece for the Davao lawyers squad.
IBP Davao fought a grinding battle all the way sending Team Duterte-CMO to a down the wire finish.
But it was Team Duterte-CMO managed to pull off crucial plays down the stretch for the victory.
Joel Aberilla chipped in 23 points as Sevilla had 15 for Team Duterte-CMO. Team Duterte-CMO and IBP Davao were playing epic games in the series marked with four contest ended to a draw.
IBP Davao tasted its first win Game No. 18, 93-82, snapping an almost a year of losing streak.