MANILA, Philippines-San Beda College refused to buckle below strain, stretching its Remaining 4 marketing campaign to the restrict with a gutsy 73-67 additional time conquer Mapua on Sunday within the NCAA males’s basketball event.
James Kwekuteye performed by means of a sprained ankle and scattered 17 factors, together with a string of essential photographs within the further interval that fueled the Crimson Lions’ dazzling ending kick.
The Lions clawed their manner again on the well timed incursions of Ralph Penuela, Peter Alfaro and Kwekuteye to lastly take management after falling by as many as 10 factors midway by means of the ultimate interval.
Warren Bonifacio saved the Cardinals within the thick of the struggle with a few mid-range jumpers off damaged performs earlier than Brian Lacap break up his charities with 8.4 ticks left for a 60-58 Mapua edge.
With time operating out, Kwekuteye then raced the size of the courtroom and acquired a move close to the rim the place his shot rattled out.
Good factor Penuela was sprinting proper behind him and tied the depend that saved the Lions alive in regulation. Hernandez couldn’t get a transparent view on the opposite finish and noticed their potential game-winner missed the goal.
San Beda 73– Kwekuteye 17, Cortez 13, Penuela 13, Bahio 9, Alfaro 9, Cometa 3, Jopia 2, Sanchez 2, Abuda 2, Amsali 2, Gallego 1, Cuntapay 0, Andrada 0, Fornis 0, Ynot 0.
Mapua 67 — Bonifacio 18, Hernandez 14, Lacap 12, Nocum 9, Agustin 5, Salenga 4. Gamboa 4, Garcia 1, Pido 0, Asuncion 0, Mercado 0.
Quarters: 6-12, 25-25, 33-41, 60-60, 73-67
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