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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.

Box Scores:

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)