photo by Arellano Sports – Official FB page

Pint-sized Kagay-anon guard Kent Salado atoned for his missed charities earlier to sink a game winning shot over the outstretched arms of JRU’s 6’8 Cameroonian center Abdouladif Poutouochi to give the Arellano Chiefs a 73-72 squeaker over the JRU Bombers yesterday in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.

In a report from Spin.com, Salado could have won the game outright for Arellano in regulation but he muffed two free throws with 9.8 seconds left with the Chiefs leading, 62-59 allowing the Bombers to force overtime with Jed Mendoza’s triple.

In overtime, Salado saved the day for Arellano by getting the ball with 4 seconds left and hitting the floater off the glass and into the net for their 2nd win in three games.

Watch his game-winning shot below.

Salado finished with 25 points, eight assists, and six rebounds now becoming the squad’s go-to-guy with the departure of star guard Jio Jalalon to the pros.

BOX SCORES:

ARELLANO 73 – Salado 25, Nicholls 13, Flores 7, Enriquez 6, Canete 6, Meca 4, Villoria 4, Ongolo Ongolo 4, Alcoriza 4, Dela Cruz 0, Rivera 0, Padilla 0, Concepcion 0, Abanes 0

JRU 72 – Dela Virgen 15, Teodoro 15, Poutouochi 11, Grospe 10, Mendoza 9, Abdul Razak 4, Lasquety 3, David 2, Castor 2, Bordon 1

QUARTER SCORES: 15-17, 28-35, 44-48, 62-62, 73-72 (OT)

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