Quezon City pulls away from Pasay, takes PDA basketball title

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Team Quezon City used a big run in the 4th quarter to pull away and beat Team Pasay, 82-71 in the PDA Basketball championship game held last Friday in North East Greenhills.

Up by just a solitary point, Quezon City outscored Pasay 24-14 in the payoff period, led by four double-digit scorers.



Nico Husmillo led the balanced effort with 16 points (8/13 FGs), 4 rebounds, and 6 assists while Pete Ramos and Paolo Veridiano tallied 14 and 13 points, respectively.

The northern Metro Manila side's teamwork proved to be the difference as they out-assisted their southern counterparts, 20-11. QC also recorded 9 steals.

Deo Paraoan paced Pasay with 22 points while Marlon Centeno added 13.

Boxscores:

Quezon City (82) - Husmillo 16, Ramos 14, Veridiano 13, Lescano 10, Koa 9, Lara 9, E. Dimaculangan 5, Villar 2, J. Dimaculangan 1, Acosta 1, Zuniga 1, Samson 1, Llanto 0, Ronquillo 0.

Pasay (71) - D. Paraoan 22, Centeno 13, Alborte 9, Alona 6, Ignacio 6, Manahan 6, Bernabe 4, Molina 3, Mangrobang 2, F. Paraoan 0.

Quarterscores: 21-17, 44-35, 58-57, 82-71.