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    Bread Story Lyceum squanders 15-point lead but recovers to beat Wangs Basketball in overtime

    Jan 8, 2015
    Michael Gamboa and the Pirates score their third victory in eight outings. Dante Peralta

    BREADSTORY-LYCEUM squandered a 15-point lead but recovered to defeat Wangs Basketball in overtime, 97-94, on Thursday to keep its flickering playoff hopes alive in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the JCSGO gym in Quezon City.

    The Pirates improved their win-loss record to 3-5, moving to seventh place in the team standings. Only the top six teams advance to the playoffs.

    Breadstory had a 43-28 lead but went cold and allowed Wangs to rally.

    Wangs’ Paolo Pontejos scored on a lay-up to send the game into overtime, 83-83.

    Wilson Baltazar scored 10 from the free throw line in overtime to help the Pirates take win. Baltazar broke a 91-91 tie with two free throws with 37.8 seconds in the extra period.

    “Actually nung lumamang kami, medyo nag-relax sa defense. Bumaba yung level ng defense namin. After that, naka-recover naman kami,” said Breadstory coach Raymund Tiongco.

    “Kahit papaano, sana umabot kami sa top six. We are taking it one game at a time. Sana mag-pickup pa ’yung game namin. Siyempre, aasa rin kami sa ibang teams. Kung hindi kami aabot, maganda ’yung finish namin,” Tiongco added.

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    Jackson Corpuz and Jiovanni Jalalon had 18 points each for the Pirates.

    The scores:

    Breadstory-Lyceum (97)—Corpuz 18, Jalalon 18, Baltazar 14, Zamora 13, Mbomiko 9, Gamboa 6, Taladua 6, Bulawan 4, Elmejrab 3, Gabayni 2, Bangga 2, Vigil 2, Lao 0.

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    Wangs Basketball (94)—Pontejos 23, Acosta 20, Montuano 14, Miranda 10, Purdy 9, Montemayor 6, Acidre 5, Acuna 4, Ferrer 3, Morillo 0, Rosopa 0, Marquez 0, Mendoza 0.

    Quarterscores 14-19, 41-28, 55-51, 83-83, 97-94.

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