By Jeremiah Sevilla
The candy payback has been accomplished.
Mark Yee fired the championship-winning three as Davao Occidental-Cocolife dethroned San Juan-Go For Gold with an 89-88 time beyond regulation victory in Sport 4 of the MPBL Lakan Cup Nationwide Finals on Sunday evening, March 21, on the Subic Bay Gymnasium.
Veteran ahead Yee sank the go-ahead triple off Joseph Terso’s cross with 13.4 seconds left earlier than the Tigers held off the Knights’ ultimate makes an attempt to drive a decider within the finals of the third MPBL season backed by Chooks to Go.
The title win enabled Davao to actual revenge towards the San Juan squad that beat them within the Datu Cup finals two years in the past.
Yee completed with a double-double of 19 factors and 12 rebounds to go along with three rebounds and three blocks in an all-around effort for the bubble title.
Eman Calo topscored with 22 factors whereas Billy Ray Robles and Terso chipped in 11 markers apiece for the Tigers.
Davao mounted a 37-21 lead within the second quarter however Season MVP John Wilson willed San Juan again into the sport.
The Knights even took an 80-78 lead off Larry Rodriguez’s scoop shot with 1:13 left within the fourth quarter however Terso canned two free throws to drive time beyond regulation.
Rodriguez led San Juan with 19 factors and eight rebounds whilst Jhonard Clarito and CJ Isit had 18 and 14 markers, respectively.
Wilson had 13 factors and 5 boards for the Knights, who sorely missed the providers of PBA standout Mike Ayonayon within the latter a part of the sport.