WELL-rested College of St. Benilde turned back a weary San Sebastian squad 69-62, on Thursday in the NCAA Season 91 men’s basketball at The Arena in San Juan.
Jonathan Grey scored 25 points as the Blazers won the battle of also-rans with the Stags, who just two days ago scored a huge upset win over powerhouse San Beda.
“That was one of our advantages because they only had one day preparation,” said Blazers coach Gabby Velasco.
“Unlike us, from our loss to Perpetual Help on Friday tuluy-tuloy na ang practice namin.”
Jeffrey Ongteco scored 19 points and John Domingo added 10 for St. Benilde, which recorded its fourth win in 16 matches.
“We try to develop and improve our game for our games and try to compete and win as many games we can,” said Velasco.
The Blazers outscored the Stags in the third quarter, 24-15, to take the lead, 51-45, going into the final period.
Bradwyn Guinto scored 19 points, Jerick Fabian added 14 and Alvin Capobres had 13 for San Sebastian, which has a 5-11 record.
St. Benilde 69: Grey 25, Ongteco 19, Domingo, J. 10, Castor 8, Domingo, S. 4, Young 3, Jonson 0, Nayve 0, Deles 0, Sta. Maria 0, Saavedra 0, Flores 0, Dixon 0, San Juan 0.
San Sebastian 62: Guinto 19, Fabian 14, Capobres 13, Calisaan 9, Ortuoste 3, Costelo 2, Bulanadi 2, Bragais 0, Santos 0, Pretta 0.
Quarterscores: 14-14; 27-30; 51-45; 69-62.