Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Quezon escapes Laguna to take second win in NBL

Quezon squeaked past Laguna, 89-85, in the Chooks-to-Go NBL Chairman’s Cup 2021, Saturday at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center.

Tied at 79 late in the game, the Barons went on a 9-0 scoring blitz, capped by a left-wing triple by Topeng Lagrama, 88-79, with 2:10 to go.

But Alex Junsay, Kevin Martin, and Aries Santos connived to score six unanswered points for Laguna and bring the deficit to just three, 85-88, with 15.7 ticks remaining.

Lagrama, though, split his charities to add on an insurance point for Quezon, then the Pistons failed to convert on the other end.

2021-Chooks-NBL-Quezon-def-Laguna-ARVIN-CALUCIN Quezon escapes Laguna to take second win in NBL Basketball NBL News  - philippine sports news

Arvine Calucin led the 2-0 Barons, flirting with a triple-double off the bench with 20 points on a 9-of-11 clip from the field, nine assists, eight rebounds, and five steals.

Lagrama also chimed in 20 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block.

Alex Ramos also got 14 points and nine rebounds for the victors while Arjay Dongon had 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Martin unloaded a double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Pistons, which slid to 0-2.

King Fadriquela and Junsay fired 15 points apiece while Kim Galamiton nailed 12 points and nine rebounds off the bench.

Both teams will be back in action tomorrow as Quezon squares off against Quezon District 4 at 1:15 PM. Meanwhile, Laguna battles powerhouse Pampanga at 4:00 PM.

The Scores:

Quezon 89 – Calucin 20, Lagrama 20, Ramos 14, Dongog 13, Vera 9, Garcia 4, Resurrecion 4, Plata 3, Deduyo 2, Sarona 0, Saturay 0, Tan 0, Nañez 0, Dacian 0.

#ReadMore  Pinoyliga: Galinato, Padrones link up as NU snaps GMC streak for third win

Laguna 85 – Martin 16, Fadriquela 15, Junsay 15, Galamiton 12, Santos 11, Manacsa 9, Disquitado 5, Sandoval 2, Cardeno 0, Pantaleon 0.

Quarterscores: 22-28, 40-48, 67-64, 89-85.

Written By

Just a kid from Cavite trying to make a difference.

You May Also Like


Nueva Ecija and San Juan swept their semifinal rivals in contrasting fashion on Friday and arranged a North division championship collision in the OKbet-MPBL...


Troy Rosario was not able to rejoin TNT immediately after his tour of duty with Gilas Pilipinas in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in...

2022 Asian Games

The Hangzhou 19th Asian Games in September was postponed because of Covid-19’s omicron variant pandemic situation in China to a still-to-be-determined date, according to...

3x3 Basketball

The PBA has pencilled in the 3×3 Second Conference Grand Finals’ resumption for April 27 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Commissioner Willie...

3x3 Basketball

Limitless will look to maintain its PBA 3×3 kingship as the Second Conference Grand Finals takes place on Wednesday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum....

3x3 Basketball

Meralco conquered familiar foes Limitless App by way of a 22-18 decision to emerge as the early leader of the PBA 3×3 Second Conference’s...

3x3 Basketball

The race to the PBA 3×3 Second Conference Grand Finals is heating up as the sixth and last leg gets rolling on Tuesday at...


Meralco sent NorthPort packing, 21-13, to end Day 1 of the PBA 3×3 Second Conference Leg 5 perfectly, Saturday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum....