Huge fourth quarter rally propels Pink Dad's past Zero Four-Mann Hann


By John Mark Herrera - Published February 24, 2020

Pink Dad's continued their winning run with another splendid second half effort, as they frustrate Zero Four-Mann Hann, 91-72, in the final game of the Saturday quadruple-header in the KOTC Q1 2020 Inter Pick-Up League.

Paul Anthony Gan powered his squad with 15 solid points, while Cris Dalate keyed in a huge double-double of 16 points and 16 boards for Pink Dad's. The win however, did not come easy as they were made to sweat by Zero Four-Mann Hann's relentless gunners, who overturned a 15-point halftime deficit and sliced it down to just three after a 22-10 third quarter surge.

Pink Dad's eyed an early fourth quarter pull away, but was halted by missed opportunities on offense, which led to Zero Four-Mann Hann's version of a rally stringed by a barrage of triples led by JC Go. The blitz caught both teams in a 59-all knot with seven minutes left to play.

But just when it seemed that the green shirts had control of the ballgame, Pink Dad's picked up the slack and blanked Zero Four in the four minutes, pouring 16 straight buckets with dagger hits from the outside buried by Carlo Eusebio, who had Paul Anthony Gan firing and making key baskets in that span.

In a matter of minutes, the dark shirts clouded Mann Hann's chances as they built a 22-points advantage, and never looked back after unloading 31 total points on the fourth to secure the victory. JC Go finished with 26 points, four rebounds, and three assists, while Franklin See added 20 points and nine rebounds for Zero Four Mann Hann, who are still looking for their breakthrough win in the tournament.

Pink Dad's has now won three of their four assignments, since dropping their season opener.