Tabogon Voyagers rallies to beat Dumaguete Warriors

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ALCANTARA — The Tabogon Voyagers overcame a slow start with a blistering second half performance that proved enough to defeat the Dumaguete Warriors, 86-78, in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup on Saturday night at the Alcantara Civic Center in the municipality of Alcantara.

The Voyagers trailed by 12 early but turned things around in the second half to eventually claim the win to even their record up at 2-2. Dumaguete, which just won their first game of the season on Friday, got pulled back down to earth and dropped to 1-4.

Joemari Lacastesantos had a huge game with 18 points, six rebounds and nine assists. He also made a long two that beat the shot clock buzzer that gave Tabogon a 10-point lead, 78-68, with just 2:05 left in the match.

Peter John De Ocampo also helped the Voyagers’ cause as he scored 15 points while Normel Delos Reyes chipped in 14 points, three rebounds and two steals. Big man Arvie Bringas added 11 points, four boards and three assists.

Tabogon took control of the game late in the third with an 11-5 burst sparked De Ocampo and Lacastesantos’ outside sniping that helped them snatch a 60-55 lead heading to the last period of action.

Ronald Roy had 21 points, four rebounds and four assists for Dumaguete while Jaybie Mantilla finished with 15 points, three rebounds and two assists.

THE SCORES:

Tabogon (86)—Lacastesantos 18, De Ocampo 15, Delos Reyes 14, Bringas 11, Vitug 8, Sombero 7, Orquina 5, Bersabal 4, Diaz 2, Caballero 2

Dumaguete (78)—Roy 21, Mantilla 15, Doligon 8, Tomilloso 7, Gabas 6, Nacpil 6, Velasquez 5, Regalado 4, Gonzalgo 4, Aguilar 2

QUARTERSCORES: 14-23, 35-39, 60-55, 86-78