PEBC: Oracion wins it for Migrante
Migrante-UAE escaped a down-to-the-wire 64-63 victory against Art Venture in Week 3 of the 1st PEBC (Pinoy Expat Basketball Club)-Al Khayam Cup at the Al Shabab Sports Club courtesy of a game-winning three-point shot by skipper Jonathan Oracion.
Down by six points, 57-63, Migrante-UAE applied perfect defence and made a 7-0 run in the final two minutes. Ramon Estigoy and Vincent Aslarona scored jumpers while Oracion, who top-scored for the team with 27 points including seven three-pointers, hit the winning shot beyond the arc.
“The last play was actually set up for our big man Estigoy to go for a quick two points to equalise the score and send the game into overtime but I just found myself open and I gambled to take the shot. Luckily it sunk and we won the game,” Oracion told Sport360°.
Art Venture’s Jay de Jesus missed a late jumper and Migrante-UAE went into jubilation.
Elsewhere, GP Express defeated Al Naboodah Travel and Tours, 60-59, while Taza trounced National Auto, 69-57.
Migrante-UAE 64 – Jonathan Oracion 27; Ramon Estigoy 22; Vincent Aslarona 11; Cezar Sta. Maria 2; Eric Benesa 2
Art Venture 63 – Jay de Jesus 20; del Rosario 13; Tuyay 13; Clarin 8; Satsarin 7; Diaz 2