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    Calma completes comeback as Valencia-SSCR stuns San Beda in 2OT thriller

    May 7, 2019
    JM Calma brings San Sebastian home after RK Ilagan and Allyn Bulanadi sparked the rally.
    PHOTO: dante peralta

    JM Calma drained the game-sealing lay-up with 14.5 seconds remaining as Valencia City Bukidnon-SSCR came back from 20-points down to stun Metropac-San Beda in double overtime, 96-92, Tuesday in the 2019 PBA D-League.

    The tireless forward caught a pass from Ken Villapando to give the Golden Harvest the four-point breathing room they needed to clinch a playoff berth in the Foundation Group at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

    That basket was the biggest of his 12 points as Valencia-SSCR capped off its mighty fightback from a 34-14 deficit to hike its record to 6-1.

    Allyn Bulanadi captained the ship for the Golden Harvest with 32 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and five steals, as RK Ilagan also did his damage with 31 points built on five treys, to go with six boards, five dimes, and four steals.

    "Everybody stepped up, kahit yung may mga maliliit na minutes, credit sa whole team, not just sa mga veterans ko. They all composed on the last part," said a jubilant coach Egay Macaraya.

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    Clint Doliguez caught fire early as he towed Metropac-San Beda to a 26-10 start as the lead grew to as much as 20, 34-14, in the second quarter.

    But that lead slowly evaporated, with Bulanadi and Ilagan willing Valencia-SSCR back, with the sniper knotting the score at 75 with 41 seconds left in regulation.

    Ilagan once again gave the Golden Harvest an 88-85 lead with a booming trey from the right corner with 52.1 ticks left in the first overtime, before James Canlas drained a three from the top of the key to tie the game for the Movers anew with 17.2 seconds left.

    Metropac-San Beda slid down to third at 6-2, but already clinched its playoff seat together with CEU.

    Doliguez paced the Movers with 21 points and five boards, while Donald Tankoua got a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds.

    The scores:

    VALENCIA-SSCR 96 -- Bulanadi 31, Ilagan 31, Calma 12, Capobres 9, Sumoda 4, Villapando 3, Desoyo 2, Calahat 2, Tero 1, Bonleon 0, Dela Cruz 0, Are 0, Baclay 0, Altamirano 0, Loristo 0.

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    METROPAC-SAN BEDA 92 -- Doliguez 21, Tankoua 20, Canlas 19, Soberano 8, Nelle 6, Bahio 6, Etrata 6, Oftana 4, Carino 2, Presbitero 0, Alfaro 0, Cuntapay 0, Obenza 0.

    Quarters: 12-28, 33-45, 51-57, 75-75, 88-88, 96-92.

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    JM Calma brings San Sebastian home after RK Ilagan and Allyn Bulanadi sparked the rally.
    PHOTO: dante peralta
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