JASAAN handed Magsaysay of its first defeat via 114-107 overtime win in the 2017 Kuyamis Inter-Municipality Basketball Tournament on Saturday, September 9, at Upper Jasaan covered courts in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental.
With the win, Jasaan finally takes the leadership in eastern division of the Kuyamis hoopfest with a 3-1 win-loss record.
Edwin Macapagal, a former STI Olympian reliable, fired 22 points in leading Jasaan’s come-from-behind win.
From a 94-91 Magsaysay lead with three ticks left in the final fourth quarter, Macapagal sank a Hail Mary trey off the buzzer to force an overtime.
Jasaan was trailing most of the way, but things turned different in the extension period.
“Gikapoy na ang Magsaysay mao nga dili na manulod ang ilang mga tira,” said tournament commissioner Dan Jaminal.
Jasaan outgunned Magsaysay, 20-13 in overtime play for its third- straight victory after losing to Balingasag during the opening day action.
Jasaan’s triumph also spoiled the monstrous 50-point eruption of Magsaysay’s top gunner Butal Real.
Magsaysay joins Balingasag in second place at 2-1.
In 18-under boys level, Tagoloan crushed Jasaan, 103-84.
It was a different story, however, in volleyball men’s competition as Jasaan bested Talisayan in three sets, though its female team yielded to Tagoloan.
Published in the SunStar Cagayan de Oro newspaper on September 14, 2017.