JERIE PINGOY put one over fellow junior star Dawn Ochea after hitting a clutch basket in the final 15 seconds of Far Eastern University-Diliman’s 73-69 win over Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu in a benefit game of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League at the San Juan Arena.
Pingoy’s basket clinched the win for the Tamaraws in a battle between two of the country’s top high school teams and featuring two young highly-recruited prospects.
The reigning two-time UAAP juniors MVP, Pingoy finished with 24 points, had seven assists, five rebounds, and three steals against his former tormentors in the Cebu basketball league.
Pingoy also hails from Cebu and is the son of former PBA player Jerry Pingoy.
The 6-foot-3 Ochea led the Magis Eagles, reigning Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) juniors champion, with 19 points as the reigning Cesafi MVP and best high school player from the Queen City of the South flaunted his talent anew before Manila-based college scouts.
Cris Galvez added 16 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks, while Janjan Jaboneta also had a double-double for the Cebu-based school with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
The Magis Eagles are in Manila to play two exhibition games on the invitation of the PCCL. They lost to NCAA champion San Beda, 118-58, over the weekend.