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Romeo catches fire late as North beats South in PBA All-Star Game

By Dugout Philippines

PUERTO PRINCESA--Terrence Romeo sizzled in the fourth quarter as the North All-Stars rallied to pounce the South All-Stars, 166-161, in the 2015 PBA All-Star Game at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum.

The GlobalPort Batang Pier star sparked the North's 18-2 run to turn a 125-135 deficit at the end of the third quarter to a 143-137 lead. The North eventually stretched the lead to 12 points,160-148, later in the fourth.

The South tried to mount a late comeback, but the rally fell short.

For his clutch performance, Romeo, who scored 30 points, half coming in the pivotal fourth period, won the All-Star Game MVP honor.

Calvin Abueva led the North with 36 points and 17 rebounds.

In his final PBA game, Jimmy Alapag scored 12 points and dished a new league-record 17 assists for the South. At halftime, the PBA retired Alapag's #3 jersey.

The South won the pregame dance-off..