BILLY Ray Robles scored 14 points including a follow-up with 0.8 seconds left to lift Hog’s Breath Café to a 91-89 overtime victory over Cagayan Valley on Monday in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Meralco Gym.
Robles grabbed a missed long shot by Paul Sanga to score the winning shot, ending the Razorbacks’ campaign with a 3-6 win-loss slate.
Robles’ game-winner preserved his efforts in the fourth after scoring five in Hog’s Breath’s eight-point swing to melt a 75-66 deficit.
Alexander Austria had 13 points, including the basket with 0.7 seconds left in regulation that sent the game into overtime, scoring off an offensive rebound after intentionally missing the second free throw.
The Razorbacks, who are already out of the running for the quarterfinal round, failed to repeat their semifinal finish last conference but nevertheless finished their campaign on a bright note.
“It’s better to go out with a win para mas maganda ang finish. The players delivered,” said Hog’s Breath coach Mike Buendia, whose team avoided back-to-back defeats.
Dave Najorda finished with 17 points for Hog’s Breath.
Cagayan Valley dropped to 3-6 and out of contention for a quarterfinal berth.
Ed Daquioag scored 21 points for the Rising Suns but failed to finish the game due to a sprained ankle he sustained in the third period.
Hog’s Breath Café (91) – Najorda 17, Robles 14, Austria 13, Belencion 9, Sanga 9, Ruaya 6, Racal 6, Gabawan 6, Rios 4, Terso 3, Gonzales 2, Publico 2, Avillanoza 0.
Cagayan Valley (89) – Daquioag 21, Vidal 16, Melano 12, Galliguez 11, Ighalo 11, Webb 7, Revilla 6, Collado 3, Gomez 2, Olivares 0, Suguitan 0, Casajeros 0.
Quarterscores: 18-16; 39-38; 58-60; 81-81; 91-89.