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Cebu City rallies late to stun Caloocan

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Cebu City and Caloocan had to wait for two hours outside the Rizal Memorial College Gymnasium in Davao City as the said school was reserved for an event with President Rodrigo Duterte.

The Sharks, however, waited for the last two minutes to unleash their final blow on the Supremos.

Cebu City came alive in the said time frame to shock Caloocan, 71-70, in an MPBL Datu Cup showdown late Tuesday night.

The Sharks rallied from a late six-point deficit to steal the crucial win from the Supremos.

Caloocan thought it already sealed the win after Almond Vosotros buried a huge triple with 2:14 remaining for a 67-61 cushion.

But a split from Will McAloney sparked the game-deciding 10-0 run which included his eventual game-winner to put Cebu City up for good, 71-67.

Mar Villahermosa canned a triple to cut the lead down to one, but with 0.8 second left on the clock, it came to be a bit too late.

Patrick Cabahug made up for a lethargic night from long range with his ageless layups and finished with 22 points alongside two rebounds and one assist for the Sharks, who moved up to 8-11 and are now within a half-game of the Laguna Heroes for eighth place in the Southern Division.

Will McAloney flirted with a double-double after grabbing 17 rebounds and eight points with four assists and two steals.

Vosotros' 25-point bomb anchored on a 6-of-9 shooting from deep fizzled out as the Supremos fell to 5-13, two and a half games out of eighth place in the Northern Division.

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