Sunday, June 10, 1973

MICAA: Crispa 80, Toyota 78 (June 10, 1973)

Crispa edged Toyota on Rey Pages’ jumper in overtime to win their first-ever meeting in the MICAA. The Comets eventually capture the championship in only their first tournament in the commercial league.

Yco, Mariwasa score 3rd win; Crispa nips Toyota

By Danny Santillan
Bulletin Today
Published Monday June 11, 1973

Toyota chopped a big 18-point lead by Crispa-Floro, in the last quarter but lost this and five of its men as well and dropped a close 80-78 decision in overtime last night in another MICAA thriller.

A side jumper by Rey Pages with five seconds left broke a 78-all tie forged by Comet Fortunato Acuna and sealed Crispa’s second straight victory before another full house at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

Yco steamrolled Universal Textiles, 95-70, and defending champion Mariwasa-Akai humbled its former coach and Concepcion Industries, 84-74, to keep their two-way tie for the lead with three wins each.

Sunday, April 15, 1973

Panamin: Crispa 103, Komatsu 89 (April 15, 1973)

The first-ever game between the PBA’s biggest rivals came during the 1973 Panamin basketball tournament, a series held to raise funds for cultural minorities. Crispa won the first match, 103-89, over Komatsu, the brand Delta Motors Corporation carried for the first major competition it participated. Yco emerged as champion of the six-team tourney.

Mariwasa, YCO, Crispa win 3rd

Bulletin Today
Published Monday April 16, 1973

Defending champion Mariwasa-Akai eliminated Concepcion Industries, 91-78, to clear the way for a three-way tie for the lead in the one-round six-team Panamin basketball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

Yco turned the tables on San Miguel Corporation, 91-86, and Crispa-Floro whacked winless Komatsu Industries, 103-89, to share the lead with Mariwasa each with a 3-1 win-loss slate.