Che'Lu-San Sebastian holds off winless AMA to bounce back on win track
RK Ilagan led the Revellers with 22 points. Dante Peralta

CHE'LU Bar and Grill-San Sebastian downed AMA Online Efucation, 83-79, in the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup on Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

RK Ilagan and Samboy De Leon led the charge with 22 and 21 points, respectively, for the Revellers, who got back on winning track with a 2-1 card.

The two came up big in the waning seconds, with De Leon hitting the last two baskets that sealed the win for the Revellers.

Mike Calisaan added 12 points.

"We're trailing all the way. Decided to go to the veterans, thankfully nag-respond," said Che'Lu coach Stevenson Tiu.

Meanwhile, the Titans remained winless in three outings. 

It also didn't help that Andre Paras sprained his ankle with almost six minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Paras had five points, six rebounds, four assists, and two blocks before the injury.

Robbie Manalang fired 28 points to go with three rebounds, two assists, and three steals but his efforts went for naught.


The Scores:

CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 83 — Ilagan 22, De Leon 21, Calisaan 12, Batino 11, Bulanadi 8, Faundo 6, Jeruta 2, David 1, Costelo 0, Santos 0.

AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 79 — R. Manalang 28, Bragais 16, Escalambre 13, Matillano 10, Porter 7, Paras 5, Antonares 0, Carpio 0, Garcia 0, Jordan 0, P. Manalang 0, Salonga 0.

Quarterscores: 18-21, 35-39, 56-58, 83-79. 

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