By JUSTIN VALENCIA
SAN Beda exacted vengeance on first-round tormentor CSB-La Salle Greenhills, 94-87, for its 12th straight win in the NCAA Season 95 juniors basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Justine Sanchez delivered 22 points on a 9-of-14 shooting clip, to go with nine boards, two steals, and two blocks as the Red Cubs stayed at the top of the standings at 16-1.
With LSGH up 70-68, San Beda opened the fourth quarter on a 15-7 blast behind Dom Cabañero to take the upper hand, 85-77, with five minutes to play.
Raffy Arguelles' triple with 48.4 ticks left cut the Greenies deficit to five, 92-87, but Sanchez delivered the dagger with his layup on the other end.
"Sinabihan ko lang yung players ko na sa last quarter, kailangan all-out pa rin. Nag-respond naman sila and lumabas yung defense namin nung fourth quarter," said coach Manu Iñigo.
Rhayyan Amsali unloaded 18 points, nine rebounds, and four assists, Tony Ynot got 14 points off the bench as the Red Cubs avenged their 98-99 loss to the Greenies in the first round.
Cabañero added 13 points off the bench, including 11 coming in the second half.
RC Calimag's 34 points and nine rebounds went for naught as the Greenies slid to fourth place with a 9-7 win-loss record.
SAN BEDA 94 -- Sanchez 22, Amsali 18, Ynot 14, Cabañero 13, Andrada 8, Alcantara 7, Delfino 4, Llarena 3, Alao 3, Nicdao 2, Pascual 0, Perigrina 0.
CSB-LSGH 87 -- Calimag 34, Arguelles 13, Macalalag 12, Manansala 7, Palencia 6, Valenzuela 6, Dimaunahan 4, Reyes 3, Arciaga 2, Panlilio 0, Gagate 0, Estil 0.
Quarters: 26-27, 52-45, 68-70, 94-87.