Former Bomber Teodoro comes up with key hits as Batangas trips Parañaque
BATANGAS CITY—Former Jose Rizal U standout Tey Teodoro hit clutch baskets in overtime as Batangas City survived Parañaque, 87-79, in overtime last Thursday night to stay unbeaten in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Anta Raja Cup here.
Teodoro knocked in five straight points, including a dagger triple with 46 seconds remaining as the Tanduay-backed Athletics picked up their fifth win in as many games to solidify their hold of top spot.
Val Acuña finished with 19 points for the Athletics, who also drew solid performances from Lester Alvarez, Jhaymo Eguilos and Paul Varilla.
Parañaque, which dropped to 2-3, fought back from a double-digit deficit even after the ejection of Jonathan Belorio for a second unsportsmanlike foul.
The Patriots, however, bungled a chance to snatch the win in regulation when Jong Baloria missed a jumper with five seconds remaining.
“We had problems because some of the players were showboating instead of playing for the crowd,” said Batangas coach Mac Tan.
Earlier, Navotas leaned on the hot shooting of Yves Sazon and JP Calvo in the fourth period as it rallied past Valenzuela, 82-77.
Struggling for most of the contest, Sazon came alive, making 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, while Calvo also had eight of his 17 in the period as the Clutch completed a remarkable comeback from 21 points down.
The Clutch snapped a two-game slide to improve to 3-2, the same record as the Classic.
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