Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
    View Today
    Mon, Nov 30

    Petron-Letran squeaks past St. Clare to gain solo third spot

    Apr 23, 2019
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta

    PETRON-LETRAN escaped St. Clare College Virtual Reality by the skin of its teeth, 91-90, Monday to gain solo third place in the Aspirants Group of the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

    Controversy marred the Knights’ tight win as Saints forward Junjie Hallare was whistled for an offensive foul on a moving screen as he tried to free up Paul Santos for the potential game-winner with 1.7 seconds remaining.

    "Moving screen eh," said Knights coach Bonnie Tan. "Hindi naman ako referee, but in my view, ganoon yung nangyari."

    It was a great escape for Petron-Letran, which led by 28 points in the first half and still had to fend off a tough fightback from St. Clare.

    Alvin Pasaol ignited the hot start, dropping 10 in the first quarter as the Knights gained an early 31-11 lead, but had to rescue the Knights late as he scored eight of their final 11 points. He finished with 28 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

    Continue reading below ↓

    Jerrick Balanza added 22 points and five rebounds, making the game-saving assist to Christian Balagasay who scored the go-ahead layup in the final 13 seconds.

    Jeo Ambohot just missed out on a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds, as Jeremiah Taladua also scored 11 for Petron-Letran, which rose to a 5-2 win-loss card.

    Continue reading below ↓
    Recommended Videos

    "Parati kong sinasabi na we joined this league to learn and get experience. Hopefully itong laro na ito, at least we learned kung paano mag-contain ng lead namin," said Tan.

    St. Clare slipped to 4-2.

    Hallare topped the Saints with 22 points, 13 coming in the failed fourth quarter rally, on top of seven rebounds.

    The scores:

    Petron- Letran 91 - Pasaol 28, Balanza 22, Ambohot 11, Taladua 11, Balagasay 6, Caralipio 4, Olivario 4, Reyson 2, Ular 2, Sangalang 1, Mina 0.

    St. Clare 90 - Hallare 22, Pare 20, Rivera 18, Fontanilla 9, Rubio 8, Lunor 8, Santos 3, Palencia 2, Fuentes 0.

    Continue reading below ↓

    Quarterscores: 34-13; 54-35; 74-55; 91-90.

    Read Next
    Sorry, no results found for
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta
  • POLL

    • Quiz

      Quiz Result