BLACKWATER Sports defeated Big Chill, 15-13, on Thursday at the start of the semifinal round of the PBA D-League 3-on-3 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Robby Celiz converted the go-ahead baskets for the Elite in the round-robin semis featuring three teams, with the top two advancing to the finals.
Fruitas completes the semifinal cast.
Celiz broke a tight 13-13 tie, and then scored a jumper with seven seconds to play for the lead.
Terrence Romeo missed the game-tying deuce for Big Chill at the buzzer.
The champion team will receive P20,000 and and the chance to represent the country in the Fiba-Asia 3-on-3 tournament in Doha, Qatar in May.