|Dylan Ababou powered Porac in its comeback win. Chooks-to-Go|
CALAMBA -- Big Boss Cement-Porac MSC rallied back late to stun Bacolod Master Sardines, 21-17 (8:02), Pool D of the second leg of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President's Cup powered by TM, Friday at Inspire Academy.
Down 14-17 midway through the contest, the Green Gorillas remained steadfast, slowly chipping away the lead. The quartet of Dylan Ababou, Dan Reducto, James Laput, and Ryan Monteclaro went on a wild 7-0 run to close out the game capped by the game-winning deuce by Monteclaro with 1:58 left.
Ababou led the way with six points.
Earlier, Nueva Ecija escaped sister team Palayan City, 21-20 (5:51), in Pool A.
Knotted at 20-all, pint-sized guard Jai Reyes swooped to the lane for the game-winning floater.
Tonino Gonzaga, who replaced Juan Gomez de Liano for the leg, had nine points built on four deuces.
"Siyempre, gusto pa rin namin magcompete. Kahit same boss [Bong Cuevas] kami, may pride pa rin sino manalo," Gonzaga said about facing their sister team.
Favorites Family's Brand Sardines-Zamboanga City Chooks and Uling Roasters-Butuan City also opened their campaigns in this tournament that has Gatorade as its official hydration partner on winning notes.
Zamboanga City defeated Petra Cement-Roxas City 21-18 (6:47) in Pool B while Butuan City blasted the Zamboanga Peninsula Valientes 21-17 (7:50) in Pool C.
The league also announced that the fastest games of each leg will take home PHP10,000 for the winners.
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