Rizal snaps Zamboanga's hot run with comeback win

Rizal snaps Zamboanga's hot run with comeback win

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Rizal used a fourth quarter shutdown to rally back and beat Zamboanga, 77-73, in the MPBL Datu Cup at the Pasig Sports Center in Pasig on Tuesday night.

Down six, 54-60, entering the final frame, the Crusaders outscored the Valientes, 23-13, in the final 10 minutes to pull off the comeback win.

Marco Balagtas tallied 15 points, eight rebounds, and one steal for Rizal, which won for only the second time in the conference against five losses.

Following a 29-point explosion in Zamboanga's previous encounter, Reed Juntilla made 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting on Tuesday night in a losing effort.

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