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MAC Montilla and Terrence Romeo helped Big Chill regain control in the closing minutes as the Superchargers outlasted EA Regens, 77-73, to keep its quarterfinal bid alive in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup yesterday at Ynares Sports Arena.

Montilla and Romeo combined for half of the Superchargers’ 24 points in the final period, putting them back on top, 72-65, after the Regens grabbed the lead for the first time, 61-59.

“The guys were so focused to win,” said Big Chill coach Robert Sison after his team wrapped up its elimination campaign with a 6-5 record.

Earlier, Cagayan Valley also survived a late rally by Café France, 73-67, to claim solo fourth at 6-4.

Mark Cruz sank two baskets in the final two minutes that gave the Rising Suns breathing room after the Bakers trimmed their 46-25 lead to 68-67. With a report from Nico Pascual

The scores:
First Game
CAGAYAN VALLEY 73—Webb 20, Lao 11, Mercader 9, Melano 8, Celada 8, Cruz 6, Poligrates 5, Exciminano 4, Canta 0, Bringas 0.
CAFE FRANCE 67—Silungan 16, Magbitang 8, Magat 8, Batino 6, Parala 6, Rogado 5, Cornjejo  5, Maconocido 5, Gallardo 4, Knuttel 2, Abundo 2.
Quarters: 24-11, 48-31, 57-44, 73-67
Second Game
BIG CHILL 77—Montilla 18, Romeo 17, Apinan 15, Bringas 10, Canlas 8, Villahermosa 6, Lozada 3, Heruela 0, Holstein 0, Santos 0.
EA REGENS 73—Almazan 18, Aquino 16, Nuyles 15, Sangalang 15, Terso 5, Miranda 4, Sanga 0, Allen 0, Tolentino 0, Bautista 0, Del Rio 0.
Quarters: 19-13, 38-30, 53-52, 77-73

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