BATANGAS 95 – De Joya 31, Ablaza 17, Bautista 15, Ragasa 11, Laude 7, Dela Peña 4, Zamora 4, Anderson 2, Isit 2, Mendoza 2, Mag-isa 0, Napoles 0, Saitanan 0.GAMBOA COFFEE MIX 88 – Avenido 22, Vidal 14, Jumao-as 12, Montuano 12, Parala 12, Acibar 6, Padilla 6, Arellano 2, Sarangay 2, Riva 0.Quarters: 23-22, 39-43, 68-64, 95-88. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes It was quite a scare for the Batagueños as they were challenged by a determined Coffee Lovers crew from the get-go.Jett Vidal drilled back-to-back treys to erect the six-point advantage for Gamboa with 4:02 to play, but the 5-foot-6 De Joya stepped up and led the huge fightback, with Bautista and Jhygruz Laude also chipping in the go-ahead buckets for Batangas to fend off the Coffee Lovers.“Maybe they’re not used to the playoff games. That’s my major concern because these guys has no experience. So we have to always remind them on the right things to do on the court,” said Gonzales.Playing-coach Leo Avenido captained his side with 22 points, four rebounds, and three assists, while Vidal had 14 in Gamboa Coffee Mix’s ninth straight defeat to exit with a 1-9 slate.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT View comments FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Cedric De Joya. PBA IMAGESCedric de Joya proved to be the biggest man on the floor for Batangas as it moved on to the 2017 PBA D-League playoffs with a come-from-behind 95-88 victory over Gamboa Coffee Mix Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The diminutive playmaker stepped up when it mattered the most, firing 11 points in the final four minutes as he helped the Batangueños come back from an 81-75 deficit and nab their sixth win.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant De Joya unloaded 31 points and eight assists to lead his side to the quarterfinals.Cedric Ablaza chimed in 17 markers, seven rebounds, and three dimes, Jhaps Bautista shot 3-of-8 from three to wound up with 15 points, four boards, and two assists, and John Ragasa had 11 in the huge victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m already happy with this,” said coach Eric Gonzales as he fulfilled his goal for the team to advance to the playoffs. “But again, we still have to play the right way. Hopefully, we pull off miracles in the next games.”Batangas still has a chance to grab the fourth seed, armed with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, if it beats Flying V or CEU drops its final game against Racal Motors on Tuesday. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Quiel replaces injured Dolor in PH men’s volleyball team Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.