ALBEREI stayed alive in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup, outlasting Italiano's Homme, 61-51, on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Jomari Lacastesantos fired eight of his 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Kings finally scored a win after four losses and stayed in the hunt for a quarterfinals spot.
Lacastesantos also had 10 rebounds, eight assists and two steals.
"I'm glad na nakuha na namin yung first win," said a relieved coach Jayson Cariaga.
Jonathan Parreno added 12 points, six boards and three dimes, while Paulino Rebollos got 11 in the breakthrough victory for the cellar-dwelling Alberei.
It was a superb fourth quarter performance for the Kings, unloading 27 points in the payoff period to overturn a 41-38 with 7:27 left to play.
Marlon Monte capped Italiano's Homme with 11 points, as Mar Villahermosa got 10 points and five boards as they fell to a 1-3 slate.
Alberei 61 - Lacastesantos 15, Parreno 12, Rebollos 11, Tano 7, Palattao 4, Diaz 4, Ollano 4, Velasquez 4, Tomilloso 0, Perlas 0.
Italiano’s Homme 51 - Monte 11, Villahermosa 10, Munsayac 6, Bonsubre 6, Pontejos 6, Neypes 5, Roy 4, Gozum 3, Cenal 0, Racho 0.
Quarterscores: 14-9; 30-22; 34-37; 61-51.