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MPBL: Kyt Jimenez tallies PH's 2nd ever pro basketball quadruple-double as Sarangani blasts Mindoro by 51 points

Kyt Jimenez's historic quadruple-double led Sarangani to a very important win against Mindoro. MPBL
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Kyt Jimenez put on an impressive all-around game never seen in 23 years as Sarangani solidified its hold of the third spot in the MPBL Southern Division with a 125-74 blast against Mindoro on Monday night at the Paco Arena.

Jimenez tallied the Philippines' second quadruple-double in all of professional basketball, the first since Donbel Belano achieved the feat in 1999 in the defunct MBA, finishing with 33 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists, and 11 steals in 30 and a half minutes.

The outcome seemed to have been decided already when the Marlins outscored the Tams, 36-17, in the second quarter to open a 69-43 halftime lead.

However, Coach John Kallos decided to keep Jimenez a little longer as the latter was already flirting with history.

Jimenez completed the double-double when he grabbed his 10th rebound with 7:09 left in the game.

He then finished the historic feat with a steal and an assist for Jordan Sta. Ana's breakaway layup with 3:56 remaining.

Jimenez called it a night with 2:18 left but not without two more rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

Paul Sanga added 25 points on 8-of-9 shooting including seven triples, one rebound, one assist, one steal, and one block for Sarangani, which locked in the third seed in the South and set up a playoff first-round meeting with Rizal.

Khen Osicos made 28 markers, 10 boards, and one swipe for Mindoro, which finished its season with the league-worst 1-20, losing its last 15 games.

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