Tabi lifts QC to victory

October 04, 2018

CYRUS Tabi  hit a  floating jump shot at  the  buzzer to lift Quezon City  to a  thrilling  84-82 win over San Juan in  the Metro League  basketball  championships at  the  San Andres  Sports Comlex in Manila.

Tabi’s heroics came after Rizaldy Corpuz nailed a three-point  shot  to tie   the  score at  82-all with  still  nine  seconds remaning 

Tabi finished with a game-high 26  points on  10-of-16 shooting,

John  Carl Melegrito added 13 points, Roque Estoce  Jr, contributed 12 points  and 13 rebounds and Sandy Senal  had  10  points and 11 rebounds  for  the  Stars, who  debuted  with  a  72-53 win over Las Pinas.

Joshua Saret led San Juan with 19  points  and  nine  rebounds and    King Astrero   added 16 points,  six   rebounds  and  four assists.

A total  of 10 cities  divided into two groups -- North and South --  are   seeing action   in the event which  has “mobile   app  ng   bayan”  Barangay 143 as  presentor, Spalding  as  the official   ball, Team  Rebel  Sports as official outfitter and Synergy 88, San Miguel Corp., World  Balance, Frabelle Foods,  Summit   Mineral Water, Alco Plus, Gerry’s  Grill, Excellent Noodles,,  SM Supermalls and Nature’s Spring  as  major  sponsors.

The  scores:

Quezon City  (84) -- Tabi 26, Melegrito 13,  Estoce  12, Senal 10, Gomez   De  Liano 7, Saquillo 6, Macaballug 4, Asuncion 4, Riva 2, Udjan 0 

San Juan (82) -- Saret 19, Astrero 16, Corpuz 11,   Dada 10, Bautista 6, Elarmo 6, Magbanua 6, Jagunap 4, Osorio 2, Casabar 1, Rosopa 1, Acol 0, Danao 0.

Quarterscores:19-19, 47-43, 65-58, 84-82.