Go spearheaded the attack for Marinerong Pilipino with a double-double of 23 points and 10 assists while De Liano added 20 points. Bonifacio added 10 points and six rebounds.
The Skippers went off to a hot start and built a double-digit spread at the end of the opening frame, 25-13. De Liano and Go then connived in the second quarter as they established a 16-point cushion, 43-27.
Refusing to go down without a fight were the Stags as Ichie Altamirano and Raymart Escobido spearheaded a 12-1 spurt to tie the game at 46-all.
Apex-SSC even took a four-point lead, 56-52, halfway through the third frame before the Skippers embarked on a 14-2 finishing kick. The spurt proved to be the deciding rally as Marinerong Pilipino rebuilt a 12-point lead, 66-58, before keeping the Stags at bay for the rest of the game.
Altamirano paced Apex-SSC with 17 points while Escobido added 11 which all went down the drain.
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