Batangas-EAC stayed in the running for the 2019 PBA D-League playoffs, escaping Family Mart-Enderun, 91-90, yesterday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.
Chris dela Pena scored the game-winning layup with 13.8 ticks left as the Generals thwarted Valandre Chauca’s alley-oop pass to Joseph Kouakou to come away with the victory.
Dela Pena finished with 12 points and three rebounds as Batangas-EAC snapped its four-game losing skid to improve to 2-5 in the Aspirants Group.
“Last time, I told them that we should learn how to win,” said coach Oliver Bunyi, looking back on the Generals’ 122-119 double-overtime loss to AMA Online Education last week.
“This game, the effort was there and I’m very proud of them na kahit paano yung instructions, nasunod naman,” he added.