Caida Tiles, Euro Med score contrasting wins to reach PCBL semifinals

CAIDA Tiles disposed of Supremo Lex, 96-62, on Saturday night to advance to the semifinals of the PCBL Founders Cup at the JCSGO Gym.

Euro-Med squandered a 12-point fourth quarter lead and needed late-game heroics by Mar Villahermosa to repulse Kama Motors in overtime, 85-78, to join Caida Tiles and early qualifier Jumbo Plastic in the next round.

Roider Cabrera broke a tie at 61 with a triple to put Kama Motors ahead with 46 seconds left, but Villahermosa hit a triple in the dying moments to send the game to extra minutes.

Euro-Med started overtime with back-to-back treys from Alvin Abundo and Samboy de Leon to put away Kama Motors.

“Thankful ako kay Mar because if not for him, we won’t be playing in the semifinal round,” said Euro-Med coach Yong Garcia.

“We’ve learned our lessons from this game. Our team has a tendency to relax and we nearly paid the price. We’re lucky to be here.”

The scores:

First Game

Caida Tiles 96  – Maiquez 15, Gabawan 10, Jamon 10, Rios 10, Robles 10, Leynes 9, Terso 7, Corpuz 6, Lozada 6, Ruaya 5, Hayes 4, Jamito 2, Almario 2.

Supremo Lex 62 – Escueta 13, Santos 11, Yaya 8, Importante 8, Belencion 4, Juanico 4, Marquez 4, Bargola 3, Cabrera 3, Teodoro 2, Bitoon 2, Rosales 0, Olondriz 0.

Quartercores: 28-21; 46-30; 68-44; 96-62.

Second Game

Euro-Med 85 – Abundo 18, Villahermosa 16, de Leon 14, Llagas 12, Jeruta 9, Galanza 5, Zamar 4, Santos 3, Custodio 2, Cortes 2, Cruz 0.

Kama Motors 78 – Cabrera 20, Calisaan 11, Ortuoste 10, Pontejos 8, Lingganay 8, Montuano 7, Cawaling 6, Saitanan 5, Ludovice 3, Ambulodto 0.

Quartercores: 16-14; 31-29; 52-40; 64-64; 85-78 (OT).

 

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