The Columbian Dyip has shown to the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters that they’re no longer that old team that is easy to beat as they took the victory, 100-98.
It was a wild sequence in the last two minutes of the game where both squads expressed an intense desire to win.
Though already out from the playoffs contention, coach Johnedel Cardel and his entire Dyip squad promised that they will not give this match easily to their opponent and they indeed serious about that.
Columbian almost had a total control of the fourth quarter until that surge orchestrated by the Fuel Masters.
Phoenix had the chance to snatch the victory after CJ Perez turned the ball over after his attempt to the basket got disturbed by the long arms of Rich Howell who stole the ball.
RJ Jazul in his first glance thought he had an open and took the chance to make a layup, yet, Glenn Khobuntin was at his back to do that ala LeBron James chase-down-block.
In the next ball possession, Reden Celda able to convert his looper and put his team again on the driver seat.
Phoenix had the last chance to win the game but the three-pointer attempt of Rich Howell was a miss.
CJ Perez was named as the Best Player of the Game after he registered 18 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Fuel Masters import paced his team with his 35 points and 23 rebounds while teammate Matthew Wright added 23 markers.
Phoenix dropped to 4-5 record while the Dyip improved to 3-7 slate.
CJ Perez Operates Inside The Paint
Columbian vs Phoenix Box Score
Quarters: 22-27 | 49-40 | 73-71 | 100-98
Dyip (100) – Prosper 25, McCarthy 19, Perez 18, Celda 17, Khobuntin 6, Reyes 5, Camson 4, Escoto 4, Cahilig 2
Fuel Masters (98) – Howell 35, Wright 23, Jazul 12, Intal 8, Mallari 7, Perkins 7, Chua 6