VALENCIA City Bukidnon-SSCR crawled its way back from a 20-point deficit to score a thrilling 96-92 double-overtime win over Metropac-San Beda Tuesday in the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.
JM Calma took a pass from Ken Villapando for a lay-up with 14.5 seconds left to give the Golden Harvest four-point cushion that practically sealed the victory.
"Everybody stepped up, kahit yung may mga maliliit na minutes, credit sa whole team, not just sa mga veterans ko. They all composed on the last part," said coach Egay Macaraya.
The Golden Harvest battled back from an early 34-14 deficit.
Allyn Bulanadi led Valencia-SSCR with 32 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and five steals, while RK Ilagan shot five triples on his way to 31 points, six boards, five dimes, and four steals.
Calma eventually finished with 12 points as the Golden Harvest secured a playoff seat in the Foundation Group with their sixth win in segam outings.
Ilagan tied the game at 75 with 41 seconds remaining in regulation.
He also gave Valencia-SSCR the 88-85 lead with a three at the 52.1 second mark of the first overtime, before James Canlas answered back with a three of his own in the last 17.2 to send the game to another extra period.
Clint Doliguez fired 21 points and five boards to lead Metropac-San Beda, which wasted several opportunities to to earn a twice-to-beat incentive.
Donald Tankoua got a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Movers, which dropped to third in the group at 6-2.
VALENCIA-SSCR 96 -- Bulanadi 31, Ilagan 31, Calma 12, Capobres 9, Sumoda 4, Villapando 3, Desoyo 2, Calahat 2, Tero 1, Bonleon 0, Dela Cruz 0, Are 0, Baclay 0, Altamirano 0, Loristo 0.
METROPAC-SAN BEDA 92 -- Doliguez 21, Tankoua 20, Canlas 19, Soberano 8, Nelle 6, Bahio 6, Etrata 6, Oftana 4, Carino 2, Presbitero 0, Alfaro 0, Cuntapay 0, Obenza 0.
Quarters: 12-28, 33-45, 51-57, 75-75, 88-88, 96-92.