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    Mindoro survives Parañaque in double overtime to snap NBL skid

    Oct 23, 2021
    Jayjay Caspe Mindoro NBL
    Jayjay Caspe celebrates after a crucial basket for Mindoro.
    PHOTO: NBL-Pilipinas

    LUIGI Natada scored a game-high 29 points including a reverse lay-up with 23.5 seconds in the second overtime as Mindoro beat Parañaque, 90-87, on Saturday in the Chooks-to-Go NBL Chairman’s Cup at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

    Mindoro vs Paranaque recap

    Natada’s basket earned the Disiplinados an 88-87 lead and held on to that advantage until the final buzzer in a thrilling finish to the ballgame.

    Jay Axalan scored two free throws with 1.9 seconds left to give Mindoro a three-point lead. Jielo Razon missed a triple in the final possession of the match.

    Mindoro improved its record to 2-5, snapping a four-game losing streak, while now climbing to a share of eighth place with Paranaque in the team standings.

    Natada preserved his own efforts after back-to-back triples in the first overtime allowed Mindoro to take an 81-79 lead. But Paranaque sent the game into another extra period after Razon scored a lay-up with 0.4 left.

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    Jayjay Caspe had a double-double, pouring in 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Rodel Vaygan also added 17 points for the Disiplinados, who also got 15 rebounds from Dwight Jasper Garcia.

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      Mindoro actually overcame a 14-point deficit in the win. Trailing 45-36 at the half, the Disiplinados outscored the Aces, 22-9, in the third quarter including back-to-back triples from Caspe to take the lead, 58-54.

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      The loss spoiled Razon’s 18-point effort, and Vincent Alves’ 15-point, 18-rebound game for the Aces.

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      Jayjay Caspe celebrates after a crucial basket for Mindoro.
      PHOTO: NBL-Pilipinas
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