Tuesday, October 28, 1975

Game 10: Toyota 99, Crispa 94 (Oct. 28, 1975)

Toyota beat Crispa for the fifth consecutive time to close the eliminations of the 1975 PBA second conference. The second round meeting came before the start of the four-team semifinals.

Toyota subdues Crispa, 99-94; N'take qualifies

By Al Mendoza
Bulletin Today
Published Wednesday October 29, 1975

Toyota repeated over Crispa-Floro, 99-94, and Noritake grabbed the fourth and last slot in the semifinals of the Philippine Basketball Association second conference with a hard-earned 107-105 win over Universal Textiles last night in two epic battles held before a jampacked crowd at the Araneta Coliseum.

Although nothing was at stake except prestige, the Toyota-Crispa match was fraught with searing action as both teams put up all they had in the 48-minute battle.

Thursday, October 9, 1975

Game 9: Toyota 110, Crispa 108 (Oct. 9, 1975)

Toyota spoiled Crispa's fourth quarter comeback to win their first meeting in the 1975 PBA Second Conference. Ompong Segura's go-ahead basket in the dying seconds prevented the Redmanizers from completing their rally from 17 points down.

Toyota nips Crispa by 2

By Danny Santillan
Bulletin Today
Published Friday October 10, 1975

Toyota nosed out Crispa, 110-108, to an electrifying finish last night, raising its record against the Redmanizers to six wins in nine games in the Philippine Basketball Association at the Araneta Coliseum.

Lean Rodolfo Segura's completion off an assist by Joaquin Rojas, Jr. put a heartbreaking end to a fierce rally that saw Crispa, starring Fortunato Co, come to a 108-all deadlock with five seconds left from a big 57-74 deficit midway in the third quarter.

A jumper by Co, who put in 17 of his 27 points in the last quarter, forged that tie until the 37-year-old Rojas, one of only eight men Comet coach Dante Silverio used all evening, spotted Segura under the goal.

The crowd of 18,000, biggest for the PBA since the start of the second conference, let out a thunderous roar as Segura's basket sloshed through the net and handed the Comets their sixth victory over the Redmanizers and a share of first place with Crispa and Royal Tru-Orange in the eliminations.