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MANILA, Philippines - The B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados won their fourth straight game as they outlasted the never-say-die Barangay Ginebra Kings, 88-76, Sunday night at the Araneta Coliseum.

With James Yap struggling, B-Meg relied on Marc Pingris and Roger Yap who each fired 6 points during a crucial stretch that allowed the Llamados to finally pull away from Ginebra.

"Our guys made some really tough plays down the stretch. We made good hustle and individual plays down the stretch," B-Meg coach Tim Cone said in an interview with
The Kings refused to let the Llamados pull away in the first three quarters, and at one point they took a 32-31 lead thanks to three-pointers from Mark Caguioa.

B-Meg took control anew thanks to rookie point guard Mark Barroca, who spearheaded an 8-0 run that gave the Llamados a 44-38 halftime lead.

But Ginebra clawed its way back in the game. A JC Intal lay-up in the third period forced a 55-all tie before James Yap and Barroca once again gave the Llamados the lead.

The Llamados improved their record to 6-4, tied for 4th place with the Meralco Bolts, while the Kings dropped to 7th place with a 4-5 slate.

The scores:

B-MEG 88 - J. Yap 17, Barroca 14, Simon 12, Urbiztondo 10, Pingris 10, Raymundo 10, Yap R. 7, De
Vance 5, Reavis 3, De Ocampo 0.

GINEBRA 76 - Helterbrand 17, Villanueva 13, Intal 10, Wilson W. 10, Cortez 10, Caguioa 6, Mamaril 4,
Canaleta 3, Maierhofer 2, Wilson J. 1, Labgala 0, Tubid 0.

Quarters: 24-19, 44-38, 61-55, 88-76

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