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Late goaltending call lifts NorthPort over Columbian


NorthPort needed a late goal-tending call to escape a spirited Columbian squad, 110-108, on Wednesday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Robert Bolick missed a lay-up with 2.8 seconds left but the referees ruled the basket should count after a video review, saying Columbian import Lester Prosper hit the rim while challenging Bolick’s shot.

Eric Camson missed a jumper in the game’s final possession, giving NorthPort its eighth win in 10 games to move closer to securing a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.

The Dyip, meanwhile, fell to 2-7.

Mo Tautuaa scored 23 points to go with 5 rebounds, and 6 assists while Bolick finished with 21 points. Kevin Ferrer hit 21 points while going 4-of-8 from three-point distance for NorthPort.

Prosper led the way with 36 points and 17 rebounds while CJ Perez had 29 points and 12 rebounds for the hard-luck Dyip.