Rebisco-Philippines salvages bronze in Thailand Open
MANILA, Philippines—Rebisco-Philippines rose from two sets down to stun Thai-Denmark Saraburi, 22-25, 27-29, 25-18, 25-18, 26-24, to claim the bronze medal in the 2019 Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Championships Tuesday at Wee Sommay Gymnasium in Sisakaet, Thailand.
Marck Espejo pumped in 35 points while Bryan Bagunas added 24 points as the two led the Nationals’ scintillating rally.
Alnakran Abdilla and Kim Malabunga also finished in double-digits with 19 and 12 points, respectively, for the Philippine side.
The Filipinos were never discouraged despite dropping the second set in heartbreaking fashion where they clawed their way back from a five-point hole but only to fall short, 27-29.
Espejo was an unstoppable force in the last three sets, making his presence felt even on the defensive end with five blocks.