H TEAM eked out two wins at the start of the first Mindanao Banana Farmers and Exporters Association (MBFEA) Basketball League that opened at the Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC) Petro Gazz Arena over the weekend.
Koy Espirito canned 16 points to lift H Team’s 90-53 win over Tadeco.
Ronald Sepe topscored for Tadeco with nine points.
His teammate Joshua Cerbas, for his part, poured in 18 baskets to lead H Team’s rousing 115-77 victory over Jade Green. Axel Doromal made 19 points for Jade Green.
In other games, MPUJ crushed ARR, 115-80, while Montaña Pawnshop clobbered Mafs Customs Brokerage, 80-68, to also enter the winning column.
MPUJ Crusaders, meanwhile, leaned on Migs de Loyola who drilled in 20.
Bryan Manulat erupted with 18 points for Montaña while Jim Mejares had 18 points for Mafs’ losing cause.
The league, sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) 11, aims to raise funds for an IP school that needs a classroom at the same time serve as a venue for Mbfea members to bond with each other.
Teams will play a single round robin format in the eliminations to determine the top four squads to advance to the semifinals.
The champion will receive P50,000 while the runner-up will settle for P10,000.
Games will resume this weekend.