Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental pride Nichole Ubalde hit a clutch triple to force overtime and Kagayanon Red Louis Cachuela had a monster game of 16 points and a conference high 22 rebounds as the Cagayan de Oro Higalas avenged their first round loss to the ARQ Builders Lapu-Lapu Chiefs with an 83-78 overtime victory at the start of the second round of the Pilipinas Super League Pearl of the Orient Cup at the Manuel Roxas Gymnasium in Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte.
Watch Ubalde’s triple with 1.5 seconds in regulation to force overtime below.
Both Cachuela and Ubalde were named Cocolife Super Players of the Game.
With the win, the Higalas improved their record to 5-3.
Cagayan de Oro Higalas – 83 – Cachuela 16, Galvez 15, Ubalde 14, Lozada 8, Mantilla 7, Royo 7, Saycon 6, Tayongtong 5, Pasia 2, Castellano 2, Diego 1.
ARQ Builders Lapu-Lapu Chiefs – 78 – Mejares 26, Minguito 12, Arana 11, Igot 9, Berame 8, Saga 8, Dela Rama 2, Caballero 2, Gabas 0.
Quarterscores: 26-14, 36-36, 60-49, 70-all, 83-78
Watch the full game below.