GenSan led throughout in an 85-78 disposal of Muntinlupa that shoved the Warriors into the semifinal round of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Fifth Season late Tuesday at the Paco Arena.
Asserting their depth and strength, the Warriors led by as far as 69-53 early in the fourth quarter to take the deciding Game 3 of their quarterfinal series against the Cagers and advance to the next round of the playoffs against the Batangas City Embassy Chill Athletics.
The Warriors of Coach Rich Alvarez also won Game 1, 79-70, before getting stalled by the Cagers, 91-99, in Game 2.
Veteran John Wilson again took charge of GenSan’s offense with 22 points and six rebounds, followed by Hafer Mondragon, who clinched best player honors with 14 points and eight rebounds.
Mark Cruz also contributed with 11 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Warriors, who fielded Kyt Jimenez and Christian Fajarito to compensate for the absence of Jervy Cruz, who served a one-game suspension.