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    De Ocampo Memorial College pulls off stunning comeback vs TIP to stay unbeaten in NCRUCLAA

    Feb 16, 2017

    IGI Boy Sabasaje and Dahrrel Caranguian took charge in leading De Ocampo Memorial College to a come-from-behind win, 72-68, over Technological Institute of the Philippines on Thursday in the NCRUCLAA men’s basketball tournament at the PATTS College of Aeronautics gym in Paranaque City.

    Sabasaje hit back-to-back triples, the last one with 45 seconds left to finally put the Cobras ahead, 68-65, before Caranguian hit two free throws with 10 ticks to play to grab a 70-68 lead in the game.

    Sabasaje and Caranguian finished the game with 19 points each as the Cobras remained unbeaten after five games in Bracket A with a stunning comeback from 17 points down.

    The Cobras stayed unscathed with two games to play in the eliminations despite the relatively poor field goal shooting of Caranguian (6-of-34) and Sabasaje (6-of-16).

    Rizal Technological University and Olivarez College won over separate rivals to stay in second place with a 4-1 win-loss slate.

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    The RTU Blue Thunders overcame Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite, 72-58, with Jonathan Boholano finishing with 17 points.

    Vinnydale Begaso had 18 points and 13 rebounds as the Olivarez Sea Lions beat Philippine School of Business Administration, 77-70.

    John Paul Manansala contributed 30 points as PATTS thumped Don Bosco Technical College, 124-68, to join PSBA in a tie for fourth place with 3-2.

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