ALLYN Bulanadi and RK Ilagan took over in the overtime period to lead San Sebastian to a 100-95 win over Mapua Saturday in the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.
The duo conspired in the extra five minutes, combining for 16 of their 18 points as the Golden Stags survived a gritty challenge from the Cardinals.
"The only thing na naging maganda ngayon is the character because they didn't give up," said coach Egay Macaraya. "The boys could still play better, but because of the character na ayaw nilang matalo, they bounced back."
Bulanadi fired 28 points, seven rebounds, and two steals, while Ilagan had 22 points on a 3-of-5 shooting from threes, on top of three boards and three assists.
JM Calma contributed 15 points and eight rebounds, as Alvin Capobres had 11 in the win.
San Sebastian improved to 3-0 in the Group B of the summer tourney.
Warren Bonifacio paced Mapua (1-4) with a double-double in tune of his 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Eric Jabel also had 14 points and four rebounds, but his efforts to force overtime late in regulation fell flat in the endgame.
SAN SEBASTIAN 100 -- Bulanadi 28, Ilagan 22, Calma 15, Capobres 11, Villapando 8, Bonleon 5, Are 3, Sumoda 2, Desoyo 2, Altamirano 2, Loristo 2, Calahat 0, Dela Cruz 0, Tero 0, Suico 0.
MAPUA 95 -- Bonifacio 19, Jabel 14, Victoria 13, Dela Cruz 11, Salenga 9, Garcia 8, Nieles 8, Bunag 7, Pido 6, Nocum