PB CORP. made their way to the finals after it outlasted Marino, 133-128, in a high-scoring, double-overtime semifinal thriller in the 10th Mayor Alegado Cup Basketball Tournament at the Consolacion Sports Complex on Friday night, October 4, 2019.
After trailing by 16 points after the first period, Marino slowly chipped away at the deficit before eventually tying it all up at 100-all at the end of the fourth canto. Things remained knotted up at 114-all after the first extra session before PB Corp. finally took control in the second overtime to author the victory and barge into the finals.
PB Corp. will be facing off against the defending champions David Justin in a winner-take-all affair on Monday, October 7. Marino will be taking on Saritha for third place honors before the championship game.
Three different players scored over 20 points for PB Corp. led by Mil Linao who had 27 points, and Rumar Ponce and former University of San Carlos standout Cid Cortes who put in 24 markers apiece.
Lemuel Malagar and Warren Cañete also chipped in 12 points each for PB Corp.
John Lloyd Pepito led the way for Marino with 28 points while Randy Colonia added 24. Sarok Weavers aces Emmanuel Villamor and John Paul Dalumpines added 23 and 16 points, respectively. (SunStar Cebu)