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D-League: Gamboa-St. Clare topples Zark’s-Lyceum in OT

/ 04:52 PM March 13, 2018

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Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare played superb basketball in the overtime period but needed one lucky break to stun Zark’s Burger-Lyceum, 107-106, Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

Trevis Jackson nailed the game-clinching foul shot for the Coffee Lovers with 0.9 seconds remaining after the Jawbreakers were charged for a technical foul for calling excessive timeouts as Jaycee Marcelino tried to sue for time following Aris Dionisio’s miss.

Marcelino had a chance to avenge himself in the endgame, but his desperation shot in the extra period just rolled out of the ring.

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“We’re happy that Trevis was able to shoot that free throw,” said coach Jinino Manansala.

Jackson embodied the role of a hero for Gamboa-St. Clare as he was responsible for forcing the overtime period after he drilled the huge trey with 9.5 seconds left in regulation that knotted the score at 93.

The Fil-Am guard finished with 29 points on a 6-of-11 shooting from downtown, six rebounds, and four assists to help the Coffee Lovers rise to 4-3.

Dionisio tallied a double-double of 25 markers, 10 boards, and four blocks, while Mohammed Pare got 23 points, 18 rebounds, four steals, and three blocks for Gamboa-St. Clare, which survived despite squandering a five-point lead, 106-101, in the final minute of overtime.

CJ Perez poured seven of his 20 points in extra time to tie the score at 106 with 9.5 ticks left before Marcelino’s endgame boo-boo.

He also had seven rebounds and eight assists, but his efforts couldn’t halt Zark’s-Lyceum’s third straight defeat to fall to 4-4.

Mike Nzeusseu also had 20 markers and 12 rebounds, while Spencer Pretta went 4-of-8 from threes to notch 17 points.

The Scores:

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GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 107 — Jackson 29, Dionisio 25, Pare 23, Bitoon 10, Acuno 4, Rebugio 4, Rubio 4, Alcober 3, Fontanilla 3, Ambuludto 2, Hallare 0.

ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 106 — Nzeusseu 20, Perez 20, Pretta 17, Ayaay 15, Ibañez 7, Caduyac 6, Jc. Marcelino 6, Santos 6, Jv. Marcelino 4, Tansingco 3, Serrano 2, Baltazar 0, Yong 0.

Quarters: 22-33, 50-53, 67-69, 93-93, 107-106.

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