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    Sedurifa leads Batangas to maiden D-League win at expense of Victoria Sports

    Jan 31, 2017
    Joseph Sedurifa topscored for Batangas with 17 points. Dante Peralta

    BATANGAS picked up its first win in the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at the expense of Victoria Sports, 88-85, at the Ynares Sports Arena on Tuesday.

    Joseph Sedurifa led Batangas' attack with 17 points, including the clutch jumper with 2:15 remaining that put the team on top for good, 86-85.

    Cedric Ablaza and Dan Sara had 15 points apiece for the Batangueños, who arrested a two-game skid to improve to 1-2.

    "I'm happy. More than anything, we're seeing the Batanguenos grow. Marami pa kami kailangan improve but I'm happy na di sila nagba-back down sa challenge," said Batangas coach Eric Gonzales.

    In the final minute, Victoria Sports botched three consecutive shots that led to an Ablaza undergoal stab, 88-85.

    Victoria Sports had a chance to send the game into overtime but Zach Nichols missed a potential game-tying triple as time expired.

    Robbie Hendon caught fire and finished with 27 points but his efforts went for naught as Victoria Sports absorbed its second straight loss.

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    Rian Ayonayon and Aris Dionisio each added 10 markers.

    The Scores:

    BATANGAS 88 - Sedurifa 17, Ablaza 15, Sara 15, Dela Pena 14, Fortu 9, Anderson 4, De Joya 4, Laude 4, Isit 2, Mendoza 2, Revadavia 2, Delfinado 0, Lascano 0, Magbuhos 0.

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    VICTORIA SPORTS 85 - Herndon 27, Ayonayon 10, Dionisio 10, Grimaldo 9, Koga 9, Ragasa 7, Mag-isa 6, Bitoon 4, Nicholls 3.

    Quarters: 20-26, 42-45, 65-63, 88-85.

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