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Aris Narciso take charge in overtime as Samsung C&T squeak past Shimz Dragon

SINGAPORE – Aris Narciso rally the surging Samsung C&T past a pesky Shimz Dragon squad in overtime, 61-57, in Gilas Basketball 2017 Inter-Company Cup at West Spring Secondary School.

Narciso had 21points, including two triples, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and particularly stepped up in the extra period after Shimz Dragon make a run in the fourth and send the game into overtime.

Jonathan Gupana added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists while Mike Reyes came off the bench to deliver 7 points, 6 boards and 2 steals for Samsung C&T, who won their second game and improved to 2-2 in win-loss card.

Both teams did not have a good shooting day as Samsung C&T registered 39 percent shooting while Shimz Dragon was held to 32 percent shooting. They also took advantage on the absence of Shimz Dragon’s gunner Ryan Ahulao, who commits his fifth foul in the third period.

Bernard Fariñas led Shimz Dragon with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals.

Richard Pangilinan scored 14 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and registered 3 steals, while Junacho Tiamzon chipped-in 8 markers and 7 rebounds for Shimz Dragon, who absorbed their first loss in 3 outings.

The Lutong Pinoy Game MVP is Aris Narciso.

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