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De Joya’s 31 powers Batangas to D-League quarterfinals

Cedric de Joya proved to be the biggest man on the floor for Batangas as it moved on to the 2017 PBA D-League playoffs with a come-from-behind 95-88 victory over Gamboa Coffee Mix Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

The diminutive playmaker stepped up when it mattered the most, firing 11 points in the final four minutes as he helped the Batangueños come back from an 81-75 deficit and nab their sixth win.

Cedric De Joya. PBA IMAGES
De Joya unloaded 31 points and eight assists to lead his side to the quarterfinals.

Cedric Ablaza chimed in 17 markers, seven rebounds, and three dimes, Jhaps Bautista shot 3-of-8 from three to wound up with 15 points, four boards, and two assists, and John Ragasa had 11 in the huge victory.

“I’m already happy with this,” said coach Eric Gonzales as he fulfilled his goal for the team to advance to the playoffs. “But again, we still have to play the right way. Hopefully, we pull off miracles in the next games.”

Batangas still has a chance to grab the fourth seed, armed with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, if it beats Flying V or CEU drops its final game against Racal Motors on Tuesday.

Source: http://sports.inquirer.net/258163/de-joyas-31-powers-batangas-d-league-quarterfinals

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