Top seed Manila and Valenzuela try to organize a title fight in the North Division of the 2018 Open League basketball championship at the San Andres Sports Complex in Malate.
Manila, which won the top seed, fought against Caloocan No. 4 at the time of the temporary press Valenzuela, seeded No. 2, occupying Quezon City No. 4.
Both Manila and Valenzuela enjoy a double advantage based on their 1st final result.
In fact, the four teams finished with a similar 7-2 record in a tournament organized by the Manila Metro Development Authority (MMDA) and supported by the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
Manila, however, won the top seed with +15, followed by Valenzuela with -1, Quezon City with -4 and Caloocan with -10.
In the South, Taguig survived the last rally by Parañaque, 84-78, to advance to the finals.
The generals rely on Jerry Lumongsod (23 points), Richard Albo (12 points, eight rebounds), and Nico Alcantara (10), Richmond Gilbero (10) and Lery Mayo (10) to slam the door on the Green Berets
Alfonso Rodriguez led Green Beret with 17 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Gwayne Capacio with 14 points and Cris Vincent Dalaten with 14 points.
But Taguig had to wait for his opponent in the league when Pareros drew a 66-62 victory over San Juan Solid – Big Chill in the other semi-final to force a rubber match.
Rickson Gerero finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists for Pateros.
Ariel Capus contributed eight points and eight rebounds, Jio Lopez had eight points and four rebounds and Eric Mabazza also added eight points and four assists.