SINGAPORE – Rikkon Figueroa hit the go-ahead basket to lift Penta-Ocean to a 50-49 victory over Samsung C&T, in Gilas Basketball 2017 Inter-Company Cup at West Spring Secondary School.
With less than a minute left in the fourth quarter, Samsung C&T is leading by 1 point, 49-48. Mike Reyes of Samsung C&T was fouled and sent to the free throw line to try to extend their lead but he misses both free throw and this gave Penta-Ocean a chance to steal the ball game. Rikkon Figueroa made the go-ahead basket and seal the victory for Penta-Ocean.
Figueroa finished the game with 13 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
Joey Babon added 11 points and 4 boards, while Arvin came up with 7 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steal for Penta-Ocean, who won their second straight game and improved to 2-0 in win-loss card.
Penta-Ocean won the battle of the boards, 38-30. Their defense also forced Samsung C&T to commit 16 turnovers that translated to 10 turnover points.
Jonathan Gupana led Samsung C&T with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
Mike Reyes came up with 10 markers, 2 boards and 2 assists, while Coming off the bench Emerson Del Barrio deliver 10 points and 4 rebounds for Samsung C&T, who absorbed their second loss and dropped to 1-2 in win-loss card.
The Lutong Pinoy Game MVP is Rikkon Figueroa.