Pandoro Carries Ultron Race vs HTP Dot 4 in Fil-Sino
Rey Pandoro free throws lifted Ultron Race past HTP Dot 4 in overtime, 86-84 in the 36 and above category of the Fil-Sino Inter-Color Petron Cup at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.
In extra time, Rene Miag-ao went 3 of 4 from the line and Pandoro made 3 straight free throws to keep Ultron Race unbeaten in 5 games.
Late in the 4th quarter Biboy Yap knocked down a triple and teammate Pandoro made a free throw to take a 79-77 lead, but HTP Dot 4 Lito Dumdum scored to force the extra period.
It was closed from start to finish as Ultron Race took a 41-40 lead in the 1st half as Oliver Manaloto, Richard Co, Ralph Richard Tan and Celhelm Uy combined for 28 points against Dumdum, Ronald Despi and Bobil Alagaban with 9 points apiece.
Both teams had equal output in the 3rd quarter to set up an exciting finish in the final quarter and overtime.
Manaloto led Ultron Race with 21 points; Yee added 13; Pandoro shot 12 and Dennis Gamboa with 7 points.
Despi had a game-high 29 points, Dumdum and Alagaban hit 13 points apiece and Henel Jison with 10.
Rev-X Trekker comeback in the payoff quarter stunned Sprint 4t Enduro, 89-83 in the 35 and below category.
Rev-X Trekker overcame a 62-55 deficit at the end of the 3rd quarter as they rallied behind the quartet of Joshua Co, Sean Wee, Dandan Ong and Nico Lopingco to notch the victory.
Co soared for Rev-X Trekker with 24 points; Wee shot 17; Lopingco drilled 16; Brian Javelosa and Ong made 8 points apiece and Kerwin Guillon had 7.
Brix Arrobang finished with 20 points; Robbie Jalando-on produced 19; Ritchie Militante had 14 points; Caesar Noble made 12 and Jasper Geolingo with 10 points.* (Cyrus M. Garde)