Oliver Manaloto converted a free throw with 3.1 seconds in overtime to lift MRT Gentech Inc. 87-86, against Orix Metro, while Campuestohan Highland Resort won by forfeiture over Campuestohan Highland Resort in the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. 2nd Conference Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym.
Manaloto, who only scored four points in regulation, found his mark in the extra period as he delivered six points, including the game-winning free throw.
He led the balanced offensive of MRT in the extra period to counter the three triples unleashed by Robbie Jalando-on of Orix.
MRT took a 23-10 opening quarter before Jalando-on made 14 points in the second quarter to draw closer at 36-33.
The trio of Tim Garrucho, Rey Pandoro and Chipeng Uy kept Orix at bay as the lead stayed with MRT at the end of the third quarter, 56-51.
Orix forced an OT at 72-all as Jalando-on scored 11 of the 21 points in the payoff period, while Pandoro also had the same output but lacked the needed support from his teammates.
Pandoro finished with 22 points, Berto Uysang added 11, Manaloto scored 10 points, and Joseph Tiu with 9 points.
Jalando-on delivered a game-high 36 points, Kenderson Hao shot 9 points, Jan Jan Guevarra and Johann Villanueva with 7 points each.
Meanwhile, Fyr Fighter’s 39 points in the first quarter was the highest so far in the tournament as Mark Binguan shot 16 points, while John Dustin Chua delivered 10 and Jolly Castillo with 8 points.
Julius Teruel and Castillo combined for 17 points in the second quarter to extend Fyr Fighter’s lead at the half, 64-50, even as Yan Yan Dy had 14 points for Campuestohan.
The firemen continued to lead by 10 points in the third quarter at 74-64, when disagreement with the referees’ decision led to the ejection of RB Chua. The game was further delayed due to a brief power interruption.
When power was restored, Campuestohan players were no longer in the venue, prompting the organizer to declare Fyr Fighter winner of the game.*with a report from Stephen Tan
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