Crispa edged Toyota on Rey Pages’ jumper in overtime to win their first-ever meeting in the MICAA. The Comets eventually capture the championship in only their first tournament in the commercial league.
Yco, Mariwasa score 3rd win; Crispa nips Toyota
By Danny Santillan
Published Monday June 11, 1973
Toyota chopped a big 18-point lead by Crispa-Floro, in the last quarter but lost this and five of its men as well and dropped a close 80-78 decision in overtime last night in another MICAA thriller.
A side jumper by Rey Pages with five seconds left broke a 78-all tie forged by Comet Fortunato Acuna and sealed Crispa’s second straight victory before another full house at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Yco steamrolled Universal Textiles, 95-70, and defending champion Mariwasa-Akai humbled its former coach and Concepcion Industries, 84-74, to keep their two-way tie for the lead with three wins each.