Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
(C) PBA Images


PBA D-League: Quiambao delivers in clutch, tows La Salle past St. Clare

Despite playing their second game in two days, Kevin Quiambao and EcoOil-De La Salle University still showed out.

The Green Archers escaped with a 72-69 victory over upset-seeking NAASCU champions Adalem Construction-St. Clare Saints in the 2022 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup, Wednesday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

Tied at 69-all with nine seconds left, Quiambao scored on a jumper to give the Green Archers the lead. A turnover by Bam Lopez then led to a split on the stripe by Quiambao to extend La Salle’s lead to three with five seconds left.

“Instinct ko na lang noong huli to take over. God-willing na-shoot naman,” said Quiambao, who tallied 18 points, eight rebounds, and six assists in the contest.

Johnsherick Estrada had a chance to send the game into overtime. Unfortunately, though, his triple missed as time expired.

“We’re tired but this game is very important for both teams. At least nakaangat kami sa quarters,” said Green Archers head coach Derrick Pumaren.

The win pushed La Salle to the playoffs with a 4-2 record.

La Salle was also able to limit Estrada to just four points on 2-of-12 shooting. The reigning NAASCU MVP was averaging 19.0 points prior to the game.

Joshua Fontanilla got 14 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals in the loss.

La Salle closes out its elimination round campaign on Tuesday at Ynares Arena in Pasig at 3:00 PM against AMA. St. Clare, meanwhile, takes on Apex Fuel-San Sebastian earlier in the day.

The Scores:

Ecooil-La Salle 72 — Quiambao 18, Manuel 11, Austria 10, Buensalida 9, Macalalag 6, Cortez 6, Estacio 5, Abadam 4, Nwankwo 3, Alao 0.

#ReadMore  Banchero now has a team he can call his own, says Robinson

Adalem-St. Clare 69 — Fontanilla 14, Sablan 12, Manacho 10, Rojas 10, Estacio 6, Gamboa 6, Estrada 4, Sumagaysay 3, Ndong 2, Lopez 2, Tapenio 0.

Quarterscores: 16-13, 30-35, 51-52, 72-69.

Written By

You May Also Like


ANTIPOLO – San Miguel head coach Jorge Gallent ruled out the possibility of June Mar Fajardo coming back sooner after showing up in Game...


ANTIPOLO — Jeremiah Gray achieved yet another major breakthrough in his young career but he couldn’t help but turn a tad sentimental. A few...


ANTIPOLO – Cliff Hodge earned plaudits yet again as he overcame a painful whiplash to help Meralco tie its PBA Governors’ Cup semis series...


ANTIPOLO – Ginebra obliterated San Miguel, 121-103, to move on the verge of returning to the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, Sunday night at the...

32nd SEA Games

ANTIPOLO – Years of waiting finally ended for Aaron Black as Gilas Pilipinas came calling for his services for the 32nd Southeast Asian Games...


ANTIPOLO – Aaron Black and Cliff Hodge joined hands to lift Meralco past TNT in overtime, 124-117, to tie their 2023 PBA Governors’ Cup...

32nd SEA Games

It had been a year since the Philippines lost the gold medal in men’s basketball to Indonesia, ending their 52-game winning streak that dated...


ANTIPOLO – Both Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Calvin Oftana assured that there’s nothing to worry about as the two suffered separate injuries during TNT’s PBA...