first_imgMangulabnan grabs Superbikes lead Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKent Salado staked his claim as Arellano’s top gun, nailing the decisive basket that lifted the Chiefs to a 73-72 overtime victory over the Jose Rizal U Heavy Bombers Tuesday night in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Given the green light to take over the offense by coach Jerry Codiñera, the reed-thin guard blew past Gio Lasquety before hitting the floater over the outstretched arms of Abdel Poutouchi for the winning basket with two tenths of a second left in the extra period.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission It was a terrific response from Salado, after he missed a couple of free throws in regulation that allowed the Bombers to send the game into overtime at 62-all.Codiñera marveled at his squad’s resolve and composure with Salado, in particular, showing why he’s been hailed as the successor of Jio Jalalon. Salado finished with a game-high 25 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I don’t know how to describe it,” said Codiñera. “This game was a great character builder for us because I saw how the players trusted each other.”Codiñera said he had full confidence in Salado to deliver, after Jed Mendoza, who sent the game to overtime with a triple, split his free throws to give the Bombers a one-point lead, 70-71, with four seconds remaining in overtime. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LATEST STORIES “We had to go to Salado and we were able to execute,” said Codiñera. “We trust him.”The Chiefs, who bounced back from a 76-67 loss to San Sebastian last week, also got a solid effort from Zach Nicholls who hit two triples to keep Arellano afloat in overtime.Earlier, Letran turned back Emilio Aguinaldo College, 83-80, for its first victory of the season, while San Beda got back to winning ways with an emphatic 76-52 triumph over the St. Benilde Blazers.The Knights drew a big lift from the unheralded pair of Jeo Ambohot and Jeremiah Taladua, who combined for 29 points as the Knights stunned one of the teams tipped to contend for a Final Four berth this season.Ambohot, the 6-foot-6 center, limited EAC’s Cameroonian counterpart Hamadou Laminou, to just seven points on 1-of-7 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View commentslast_img