Dyip surprise E-Painters in thrilling finish

March 06, 2019

LAST year, Columbian Dyip swept all their three  games against Rain or Shine.

Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel was visibly relieved to win a  fourth -- and  more important --  one  against Rain or Shine last night.

Even if they have to work doubly hard this time.

Ranshawn  McCarthy finished with 22 points to lead Columbian to a thrilling 85-82 win over Rain or Shine in the 2019  PBA  Philippine Cup  at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

The win enabled the Dyip to  improve  to 4-5.

“Sabi  ko nga sa kanila, losing to Blackwater was enough. Tama  na yun. We have three more  games and we need to win allthree games. We start with this game,” said  Cardel after  the game.

Cardel  was quick to credit  McCarthy and his vastly-improved plays to the victory.

McCarthy had six points in a game-changing 10-0 run that allowed the  Dyip to take a 55-46 lead in the third period.

The Dyip played  hard enough to withstand the E-Painters’ repeated comebacks.

Jackson Corpuz added 12 points  and eight  rebounds while rookie CJ Perez contributed a double  double  of 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Dyip, who rebounded from  a  ego-defalting setback to the Elite.

JP Calvo added eight points and eight assists for Columbian.

Mark Borboran  topscored with 21 points for the  E-Painters, who have now lost two in a row to fall to 7-3.

James Yap and JV Mocon added 12 points apiece and Ed Daquioag had 10 in a losing effort.

Actually, Rain or Shine managed to tie the score  at 73-all, but Corpuz and  Perez  answered with back-to-back baskets  to  wrest the upperhand anew.

Corpuz scored on a layup, Calvo  added a baseline jumper before   Corpuz  came  through with another  shot as the Dyip posted  an 83-7 9 cushion.

Reden Celda hit two crucial free throws  with 2.3 seconds left for  an   85-82 lead  and Yap missed a  potential game-tying three-point attempt at the end.

Before  their   four-game winnign streak over the  E-Painters,    the Dyip  actually   went 0-9  to  the same   team in  their first three seasons in the  league.

The scores:

Columbian  (85) -- McCarthy 22, Corpuz 12, Perez 11, Calvo 8, Faundo 7, Khobuntin 7, Celda 5, Camson 6, Cahilig 3, Escoto 2, Agovida 2, Reyes 0.

Rain or Shine (82) --Borboran 21, Yap 12, Mocon 12, Daquioag 10,  Ahanmisi 7, Nambatac 6, Norwood 5, Belga 4, Torres 3, Ponferada 2, Rosales 0.

Quarterscores: 15-26, 42-40, 66-59, 85-82.