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Franky Johnson finds second wind as AMA outlasts Batangas-EAC in 2OT


The AMA Online Education Titans proved more poised in the endgame as they downed Batangas-EAC Generals, 122-119, in double overtime, Monday in the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

Franky Johnson scored the final nine points for the Titans as they dispatched the gritty Generals to finally end their three-game losing slide.

The Fil-Am swingman collected 37 points, five rebounds, four assists, and four steals to star for AMA. He provided support for Joshua Munzon, who dropped 38 points, 16 boards, seven dimes, and six steals in the win.

Munzon almost won the game for the Titans twice, but muffed his chances. He lost the ball late in regulation before missing on another shot in the first overtime.

Johnson then took the cudgels late, as he broke the 113-all deadlock with 1:43 to play to secure the victory.

“Siguro yung composure na lang ng players. Sabi ko sa kanila, nandito na rin lang tayo so dapat manalo na tayo. Dapat may puso tayo na ipaglaban yung team natin,” said coach Mark Herrera.

Ryan Arambulo nabbed a double-double with his 18 points, 12 rebounds, and three steals. Meanwhile, Embons Bonleon got 11 points and eight boards off the bench for AMA.

The Titans improved to 2-3 in the Aspirants Group. On the other hand, the valiant Batangas-EAC dropped to their fourth straight loss to fall to 1-5.

Earvin Mendoza and Cedric de Joya powered the Generals with 26 points each.


The Scores:

AMA 122 — Munzon 38, Johnson 37, Arambulo 18, Bonleon 11, Rike 5, Parcero 5, Garcia 4, Raflores 4, Paras 0, Catequista 0, Asuncion 0, Alao 0, Estibar 0, Gonzaga 0.

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Batangas-EAC 119 — Mendoza 26, De Joya 26, De Guzman 12, Tampoc 12, Corilla 11, Taywan 9, Neri 6, Robin 6, Martin 5, Gonzales 4, Carlos 2, Dela Pena 0, Boffa 0, Oriondo 0, Fuentes 0.

Quarterscores: 17-23, 42-38, 72-73, 93-93, 106-106, 122-119.

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