LETRAN remained the hottest team in the NCAA Season 94 as it outlasted University of Perpetual Help, 82-80, on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Bong Quinto scored the go-ahead basket and the marginal free throw as the Knights exacted revenge for a first-round defeat to Perpetual, and scored their sixth straight win for a 13-4 record.
It was the battle of two in-form teams as the Altas came into the match with a six game winning run of their own - and it certainly was played like one.
Edgar Charcos drained a clutch three to put the Altas ahead 80-79 with 52 seconds remaining in the game.
But Charcos turned from hero to goat as he was stripped on their next possession by JP Calvo, who easily picked out a leaking Quinto on the break for the go-ahead basket with 20.5 seconds left. Prince Eze had a chance to win the game for Perpetual but he failed to find the mark as they fell to 11-6.,