CHE'LU Bar and Grill-San Sebastian stunned top seed Akari-Adamson, 70-60, in Game One of the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup semifinals on Tuesday at the Pasig Sports Complex.
Cedric Ablaza scored 12 of his 22 points in the third period as the Revellers took control of the game for good.
They then turned into defense in the fourth, limiting the Falcons to just four points in the payoff period.
“Usually, pag ganitong level ng game, I go to the veterans na. Sila na yung nakapaglaro dito before at alam na nila yung dapat gawin,” said coach Stevenson Tiu.
“I know pressured sila kasi they’re the number one team. Kita naman sa start na talagang pinressure namin sila,” he added.
Jeff Viernes also made his presence felt with 16 points and eight boards.
The Falcons also struggled from beyond the arc, making only 2 of 15 attempts.
Papi Sarr and Jerrick Ahanmisi combined to shoot 7 for 23 from the field.
Sarr finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Che-Lu San Sebastian 70 - Ablaza 22, Viernes 16, David 7, Taganas 6, Bulanadi 4, Costelo 4, De Leon 4, Batino 3, Ilagan 2, Siruma 2, Collado 0, Faundo 0.
Akari-Adamson 60 — Camacho 13, Sarr 12, Ahanmisi 9, Lastimosa 9, Mojica 8, Manganti 4, Espeleta 3, Catapusan 2, Bernardo 0, Pingoy 0, Zaldivar 0.
Quarterscores: 24-16; 34-35; 61-56; 70-60.