Rey Nambatac erupts for season-high 40 points as Letran disposes off rival Stags
Rey Nambatac completed a double double to lead Letran to victory. Dante Peralta

REY Nambatac ran riot with 40 points as Letran downed San Sebastian, 90-77, on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 92 seniors basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Nambatac put up the best scoring output by one player this season while also hauling down 10 rebounds as the defending champions Knights improved to 4-1 (win-loss).

McJour Luib added 12 points for the Knights, who continued their recovery after bowing to San Beda in the opener.

Nambatac scored 12 right in the first quarter before leading Letran to a 43-38 halftime lead after a second quarter that saw the Knights outscore the Stags, 20-10.

The Letran star tallied 20 in the second half to keep the Stags at bay.

Regille Ilagan had 23 points for the Stags, who stumbled to their third loss in four matches under first-year coach Egay Macaraya.

The scores:

Letran (90) — Nambatac 40, Luib 12, Balanza 11, Calvo 10, Sollano 7, Quinto 4, Ambohot 3, Pambid 3, Apreku 0, Balagasay 0, Bernabe 0, Sario 0.

San Sebastian (77) — Ilagan 23, Costelo 17, Capobres 11, Fabian 6, David 5, Valdez 5, Baetiong 2, Bulanadi 2, Calisaan 2, Johnson 2, Mercado 2, Gayosa 0, Quipse 0.

Quarterscores: 23-28, 43-38, 63-57, 90-77.

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