DAMIE Cuntapay had 22 points and 16 rebounds, while Romel Calahat added 12 points, 19 rebounds as well as the game-winning basket in San Sebastian's stunning 73-71 win over College of Saint Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, 73-71, on Friday in the NCAA Season 93 juniors basketball at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
Cuntapay's follow-up gave San Sebastian a 70-66 lead before Calahat averted a Staglets meltdown when he scored a three-point play with 40.8 seconds to play in the game for a 73-71 lead.
Neil Villapando blocked LSGH's Albert Bordeos shot while Joel Cagulangan committed a turnover in the final possessions of the Greenies.
The Staglets won for only the second time in six matches, doing it at the expense of the Greenies, who suffered their second straight defeat in seven games.
"Malaking panalo kasi galing kami sa two straight losses," said San Sebastian coach Melo Banua. "One of the Final Four teams na kailangan din naming talunin."
Inand Fornilos finished with 13 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks for the Greenies, who lost their to Mapua-Malayan last Tuesday.
SSC-R 73 - Cuntapay 22, Calahat 12, Pasamante 9, Pelias 8, Sumoda 7, Magbanua 6, Villapando 5, Rodriguez 2, Are 2, Aguilar 0, Timbancaya 0, Suico 0.
LSGH 71 - Fornilos 13, Cagulangan 10, Marcos 9, Sangco 9, Perez 9, Bordeos 6, Mosqueda 5, Lao 3, David 3, Morales 2, Lepalam 2, Pedrosa 0, Cruz 0, Belgica 0, Dela Cruz 0.
Quarterscores: 17-15; 40-37; 54-51; 73-71.