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    Gabriel Cometa hits go-ahead triple as UV stuns Far Eastern University to gain PSSBC semis

    Dec 19, 2017

    GABRIEL Cometa sank the go-ahead triple as University of the Visayas defeated Far Eastern University, 75-74, on Tuesday to move into the semifinals of the 6th Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship Dickies Cup at the SGS Stadium.

    Cometa’s triple was his only points of the game but it broke a 72-72 deadlock with 2:36 left, enough for the Baby Lancers to pull through with the win.

    Daniel Celzo made it a one-point game but RJ Abarrientos missed a triple as time expired on the reigning UAAP champions.

    Jancork Cabahug had 14 points and eight rebounds, while Joshua Yerro had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Baby Lancers.

    Xyrus Torres had 18 points, while Abarrientos had 14 points for the Baby Tamaraws, who wound up in second place in Group A with a 1-1 record in the preliminaries.

    Peter Alfaro hit a three-pointer with seven seconds remaining in the fourth as San Beda also clinched a semifinal seat with a 77-72 win over Mapua.

    Jade Talampas had 13 points and 10 rebounds, as Evan Nelle chipped in 12 points for the Red Cubs. But it was Alfaro’s heroics who saved the day for San Beda after Aiden Licardo tied the game at 75 with 1:17 left.

    The scores:

    San Beda 78 - Talampas 13, Nelle 12, Mahinay 9, Alfaro 8, Tagala 8, Nayve 7, Etrata 6, Abu Hijleh 6, Garcia 5, Lagumen 4, Dela Rosa 0.

    Mapua 75 - Escamis 12, Bonifacio 10, Tagal 10, Romano 9, Quiambao 8, Smith 7, Garcia 6, Licardo 6, Jabel 5, Ramos 0.

    Quarterscores: 18-16, 40-40, 58-60, 78-75

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    UV 75 - Cabahug 14, Yerro 13, Rosete 11, Omandac 9, Amistoso 7, Laurente 6, Maata 5, Paraldo 4, Cometa 3, Maglasang 3, Jelliangao 0, Brillo 0.

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    FEU 74 - Torres 18, Abarrientos 14, Gonzales 10, Bautista 7, Boc 6, Ona 6, Celzo 4, Sajonia 4, Armendez 3, Tolentino 2, Mariano 0.

    Quarters: 18-11, 46-34, 54-57, 75-74.

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