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    Boracay Rum uses late charge to nip EA Regen

    Apr 1, 2013
    Boracay Rum coach Lawrence Chongson says it is a big boost in morale to defeat talent-laden EA Regen. Jerome Ascano

    BORACAY Rum rallied in the fourth quarter run to turn back EA Regen Medical Group, 85-75, on Monday in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Arena in San Juan.

    Trailing the entire game, Boracay Rum finally snatched the lead at the 7:26 mark of the fourth period with a Roider Cabrera triple that made it 64-63.

    The Waves widened the gap to 78-71 after a Jeff Viernes basket and never looked back.

    "Just to be realistic, bagong team (ang EA Regen)," said Boracay Rum coach Lawrence Chongson, adding that it is a big boost in morale to catch a big fish in EA Regen.

    "Lamang sila sa personnel pero lamang kami sa cohesion."

    After a blowout loss, 60-82, to Big Chill last March 25, Boracay Rum is back on the winning track with a 3-2 win-loss card.

    Maclean Sabellina finished with 22 points for Boracay Rum, while Juan Paolo Taha and Viernes added 21 and 10, respectively.

    Jimbo Aquino had 20 markers for EA Regen, while Jeckster Apinan had 17 and Ian Sangalang chipped in 10.

    EA Regen dropped to the seventh spot with a 1-1 win-loss card.


    The Scores:

    Boracay Rum 85: Sabellina 22, Taha 21, Viernes 10, Ilagan 8, Cabrera 8, Acibar 7, Eguilos 5, Tagarda 4, Arellano 0, Siruma 0, Bandaying 0, Rosopa 0, Monteclaro 0.

    EA Regens 75 - Aquino 20, Apinan 17, Sangalang 10, Bautista 8, Terso 7, Sanga 5, Maiquez 3, Juico 2, Almazan 2, Semira 1, Tolentino 0, Vitug 0, Miranda 0.

    Quarterscores: 12-26; 36-42; 55-59; 85-75.

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