Gamboa fights back in Q4 to stun Perpetual Help
Gamboa-St. Clare exploded in the final quarter to shock Perpetual Help, 78-73, in their PBA D-League Aspirants Cup showdown at the JCSGO Gym in Quezon City on Monday.
The Coffee Lovers dropped 29 points on the Altas in the final 10 minutes, going on a 17-4 run to take a 66-65 lead and an 8-1 run down the stretch to seal the victory.
“Nakapag-adjust kami sa depensa. We played our matchups at in-adjust namin yung depensa sa pick-and-roll kaya ang dami naming steals,” said Coach Jino Manansala.
Aris Dionisio led Gamboa-St. Clare, which is now 3-2 in the conference, with 21 points, 11 coming in the pivotal fourth quarter, aside from eight rebounds, six blocks, and four steals.
Rey Peralta made 17 markers for Perpetual Help.
Gamboa-St. Clare 78—Dionisio 21, Pare 16, Jackson 11, Bitoon 10, Ambuludto 7, Rebugio 6, Hallare 5, Acuno 2, Alcober 0, Fontanilla 0, Rubio 0
Perpetual Help 73—Peralta 17, Villanueva 13, Charcos 12, Aurin 11, Eze 11, Coronel 6, Pido 3, Mangalino 0, Precillas 0, Tiburcio 0
Quarterscores: 12-21, 31-41, 49-57, 78-73 (PNA)