Terrafirma completes comeback vs San Miguel, earns last QF spot in PBA 3×3

Published December 5, 2021, 3:36 PM

by Jonas Terrado

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Terrafirma completed a stunning comeback to beat San Miguel Beer in overtime, 23-20, Sunday, Dec. 5 and secure the last quarterfinals berth in the fourth leg of the PBA 3×3 tournament at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

TH Tumalip and Dhon Reverente scored five straight points after trailing 20-15 to force an extension before Matt Salem sealed the deal in the extension with a two-pointer that kept Terrafirma’s campaign alive.

Tumalip, Reverente, Salem and Jebb Bulawan avoided a disappointing exit after starting the leg with two straight victories.

Their bid to complete a three-game sweep of Pool C was thwarted by TNT’s Almond Vosotros, Samboy de Leon, Lervin Flores and Martin Gozum after a 21-14 decision.

The Dyip were scheduled at presstime to face Platinum Karaoke, the only unbeaten team in the preliminaries after 22-10 win over Zamboanga.

Chris de Chavez, Karl Dehesa, JR Alabanza and Ryan Monteclaro went 4-0 to top Pool A.

Other quarterfinal pairings pit Meralco-Cavitex, Pioneer-Purefoods and TNT-Limitless.

Limitless clinched second in Pool A at 3-1 after eliminating third leg champion Sista, 21-12.

The win put up by Brandon Rosser, Reymar Caduyac, Jorey Napoles and Marvin Hayes allowed Cavitex, with a 2-2 record, to claim third place and an outright spot in the knockout stage.

Sista was eliminated after going 1-3.

Meralco’s Tonino Gonzaga, Alfred Batino, Joseph Sedurifa and Dexter Maiquez fell to San Miguel, 20-15, while Pioneer’s Carlo de Chavez, Christian Rivera, Robin Rono and Gian Abrigo edged Barangay Ginebra, 19-18, that resulted in a three-way tie in Pool B at 2-1.

But Meralco had the best tiebreaker among the three teams, Pioneer secured second spot while SMB was relegated to the playoff with Terrafirma.

TNT’s win over Terrafirma also created a three-way tie at 2-1 along with Purefoods, which rolled to a 21-9 romp of NorthPort.

The Tropang Giga claimed the No. 1 position in Pool C while Purefoods placed second to gain an outright quarters berth.

 
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