MANILA, Philippines – Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare College eked out a difficult 107-106 overtime triumph over Zark's Burger-Lyceum of the Philippines University on Tuesday to move above .500 in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao.
The Jawbreakers committed a brutal error with just nine-tenths of a second left to play, as they were charged a technical foul for calling excessive timeouts after Jaycee Marcelino tried to call for a break.
Trevis Jackson cashed in on their error, draining the go-ahead free throw to put the Coffee Lovers up by one point.
"Buti na-shoot ni Trevis," said coach Jinino Manansala.
Marcelino still had a chance to atone for his error, but his shot rimmed out of the ring as time expired.
Jackson finished with 29 points, six rebounds, and four assists, while making six of his 11 three-pointers. He also drained the game-tying triple with 9.5 seconds left in regulation for a 93-all deadlock that forced overtime.
Aris Dionisio contributed a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds along with four blocks, while Malian big man Mohammed Pare had 23 points, 18 rebounds, four steals, and three rejections.
Gamboa Coffee now has a 4-3 win-loss record to move up to sixth place in the league standings.
The Coffee Lovers survived Zark's-Lyceum's late rally led by CJ Perez. The reigning NCAA MVP scored seven straight points to tie the game at 106 with 9.5 seconds to play.
Dionisio then went for the dagger triple, but his shot missed and was rebounded by Marcelino. However, the Lyceum guard suffered a lapse in judgment, calling a timeout that his team did not have.
Perez led the Jawbreakers with 20 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, while Mike Nzeusseu had 20 points and 12 boards.
The Jawbreakers dropped to 4-4 in the standings.
GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 107 — Jackson 29, Dionisio 25, Pare 23, Bitoon 10, Acuno 4, Rebugio 4, Rubio 4, Alcober 3, Fontanilla 3, Ambuludto 2, Hallare 0.
ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 106 — Nzeusseu 20, Perez 20, Pretta 17, Ayaay 15, Ibañez 7, Caduyac 6, Jc. Marcelino 6, Santos 6, Jv. Marcelino 4, Tansingco 3, Serrano 2, Baltazar 0, Yong 0.
Quarters: 22-33, 50-53, 67-69, 93-93, 107-106.
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