John Tayongtong made clutch baskets in overtime as the Cagayan de Oro Higalas outlasted the Roxas Vanguards, 79-74, to claim solo 3rd place and keep their playoff hopes alive in the ongoing Pearl of the Orient Cup of the Pilipinas Super League.

Tayongtong finished with 16 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists and was named Cocolife Super Player of the Game.

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Box Scores:

Cagayan de Oro – 79 – Tayongtong 16, Mantilla 11, Pasia 10, Galvez 9, Kwong 7, Lastimosa 6, Royo 6, Cachuela 4, Saycon 4, Ubalde 4, Lozada 2, Castellano 0, Dela Peña 0, Diego 0

Roxas – 74 – Gimpayan 12, Bonleon 10, Dela Cruz 9, Nacpil 8, Delfinado 6, Serrano 6, Jose 5, Codiñera 5, Escosio 4, de Guzman 3, Mandreza 3, Pinero 3, Templo 0, Mabigat 0, Arellano 0.

Quarterscores: 22-16, 40-37, 51-53, 67-all, 79-74

Watch the game below.

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