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Summit cagers survive Nestea, 76-74, to claim 2nd win in Fil-Sino basketball

Summit notched its second victory as they slipped past Nestea ,76-74, in Class B action of the Fil-Sino Asia Brewery Cup Wednesday night at Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym in Bacolod City.

Jeffrey Espuerta‘s desperation attempt with .6 second left got him a foul and he knocked down the free throws to break the deadlock and claim victory for Summit.

Playing catch up throughout the game, Nestea faced 60-48 deficit going to the fourth quarter.

Nestea rallied behind Rey Pandoro with 12 points and center Eugene Tsai's rare triples but he but the best they could do was forced 74- all deadlock.

Espuerta had a game-high 22 points, Dandan Ong, Michael Ang and Jappy Cuaycong with 9 points each and Simon tan shot 8 points for Summit.

Pandoro led Nestea scorers with 20 points as Tsai ,Glin Ortaliz and Harry Siendo contributed 8 points apiece.

In the other game, Barista routed an undermanned Coco Fresh, 103-84.

Barista outscored Coco Fresh in the first half, 48-32, behind Luigi Coo's 15 points and Justin Kilayko's 10 markers.

In the third quarter, Luigino Lacson knocked down three triples for Coco Fresh while Joshua Co added 8 to draw closer at 76-68.

But fatigue caught up with Coco Fresh as Coo and Kilayko continued to anchor Barista's offense to seal the win.

Coo finished with 31 points while Kilayko tallied 16. They got scoring support from Dirk Dongon, who shot 14, while Kerwin Guillon added 12 points.

Coco Fresh, which played with only five players, was led by Joshua Co with 28 points, Lacson made 27, Allan Elevencionado produced 19, and Mark Cueva had 12 points.

Also posting a win was Creamy Delight as they debuted with a 93-75 victory over Ultimo.

Fifteen players fielded by Creamy Delight scored led by Jay Taleon with 18 points while Jessie Moreno drilled 13, Ramil Bulado shot 12, Rolly Castro, Alec Tan, Mike Miranda, Jerson Mira and Jusail Mondejar with 6 points each.

Mark Binguan spearheaded Ultimo with 19 points.

Vitamilk bounced back from an opening day loss with a win against Sunkist, 102-72.*


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