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    Duremdes helps Mighty Sports withstand late Sealions rally in Espiritu Cup

    Sep 19, 2013

    MIGHTY Sports withstood Sealions' fiery fourth-quarter rally and escaped with a 107-100 win on Sunday in the 2013 Danny Espiritu Cup basketball tournament at Reyes Gym in Mandaluyong.

    Sealions scored 26 points in a span of six minutes in the payoff period to trim a huge deficit to just four, 100-96, with 42 ticks left.

    But Kenneth Duremdes, Edrick Ferrer and Gerard Francisco came through in the dying seconds and helped Mighty Sports improve its win-loss record to 2-2.

    A skirmish broke out with under seven minutes to play, leading to led to the ejection of Mighty Sports’ Marlou Aquino and Jam Alfad of Sealions.

    Niño Marquez led Mighty Sports in scoring with 22, including five triples. Duremdes had a near double-double of 12 points and nine rebounds, while Ferrer scored 20.

    Meanwhile, undermanned Naughty Needlez finally barged into the win column of the tournament named after sports agent Danny Espiritu as it nipped Expert Global Solutions, 69-60.

    Vaughn Canta had a team-high 14 points while James Martinez, Raymond Aguilar and Elvis Tolentino each added 12.

    Sealions suffered its second straight setback for a 3-2 slate, while EGS dropped its fourth assignment.

     

     

    The scores:

    First Game

    Mighty 107 -- Marquez 22, Ferrer 20, Celiz 15, Duremdes 12, Sabelina 11, Francisco 7, Colina 7, Acibar 5, Gamboa 3, Dimaunahan 3, Aquino 2, Evangelista 0, Lozada 0.

    Sealions 100 -- Zagala 20, Billones 19, Asoro 16, Malabanan 16, Raymundo 10, Junio 5, Garrido 4, Martinez 4, Mabigat 3, Solis 2, Alao 1, Alfad 0, Ricafuente 0.

    Quarterscores: 24-17; 48-37; 78-63; 107-100.

     

    Second Game

    Naughty Needlez 69-- Canta 14, Tolentino 12, Aguilar 12, Martinez 12, Taupa 9, Garcia 5, Zapata 3, Espinosa 2.

    EGS 60 -- Catamora 16, Arias 13, Ranises 9, Caspe 8, Roda 6, Valena 2, Siqua 2, Kalawa 2, Feliciano 2, Melano 0, McCoy 0.

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    Quarterscores: 17-10; 32-25; 54-42; 69-60.

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