Ormoc Sheermasters get big OT win against Bukidnon Cowboys in PSL 21-U

Davao Dreamers maul San Fernando Buffalos in second game, stretch win-streak to 3 

By: Glendale G. Rosal - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | July 24,2022 - 03:04 PM
ORMOC SHEERMASTERS HAND BIG UPSET TO BUKIDNON COWBOYS. OCCI Ormoc Sheermasters’ players celebrate after beating Bukidnon Cowboys in overtime. | Photo from the PSL Media Bureau

OCCI Ormoc Sheermasters’ players celebrate after beating Bukidnon Cowboys in overtime. | Photo from the PSL Media Bureau

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The OCCI Ormoc Sheermasters staged a huge upset in the Pilipinas Super League (PSL) 21-U VisMin leg by beating the favored Bukidnon Cowboys, 89-87, in a grueling overtime showdown on Saturday evening, July 23, 2022 at the Cebu City Sports Institute.

Both teams put on a tooth-to-nail battle from the opening tip to the final buzzer, resulting into 13 lead changes and 9 deadlocks throughout the game.

After the dust had settled down, Ormoc prevailed over the more experienced Cowboys, earning their first league win with one defeat in hand. Bukidnon suffered their first defeat in three games.

Ormoc’s Jim Brent Taala flexed an MVP-like performance by scoring 20 points, three rebounds and one assist. He was 6-of-10 from the three-point line, nailing two crucial three pointers, one that sent the game into overtime, and one that gave his team the victory. 

Kobe Christian Pore Palencia also had an impressive outing for Ormoc after stuffing the stat sheet with 18 markers, 5 boards, 7 assists, 5 steals, and 2 blocks.

Ray Charles Libatog put on a double-double performance by scoring 17 points, grabbing 15 rebounds, and tallying 1 assist and 2 blocks for Ormoc.

Meanwhile, Ivo Salarda was the lone double-digit scorer for Bukidnon. He had 33 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 assists in his losing effort.

Both teams entered into overtime with a 78-all score, after Taala nailed a three-pointer with two seconds left in regulation to tie the game. They crawled back from a 12-point deficit, 34-46, during halftime and even managed to grab the lead momentarily. 

Ormoc and Bukidnon went back and forth in the overtime, resulting in numerous lead changes and deadlocks. Taala impressively nailed another three-point shot with two seconds left which gave his team their first win in the league. 

DAVAO OCCIDENTAL 90, SAN FERNANDO 72

The Davao Occidental Dreamers stretched their winning streak to three games by routing the San Fernando Buffalos, 90-72, in last Saturday evening’s hardcourt action of the Pilipinas Super League (PSL) 21-U VisMin leg at the Cebu City Sports Institute.

The Dreamers now improve to a 3-1 (win-loss) record in the team standings. 

Meanwhile, San Fernando dropped to a 2-3 (win-loss) record.

Rainer Maga and Marvin Samonte’s tandem proved lethal on the hardcourt after leading Davao with their superb performances. Maga scored 18 points with 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals. Samonte had 17 markers, 7 boards, and 2 assists.

Jude Bagay joined the scoring spree, tallied 13 points, and was a shy away from a double-double outing after grabbing nine rebounds with 1 assist and 2 steals.

Osias Andrew Padilla was San Fernando’s highest scorer with 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. Harvey Caño had 12 points and 6 rebounds.

Davao Occidental built their most significant lead in the lopsided game at 22 points, 50-28, with Bagay topping it with a jumper. They maintained their big lead until the final buzzer. ‘

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