Bright Akhuetic nailed the game winning basket and pushed Perpetual Help Altas to 61-55 win over the Letran Knights in the match involved great turns and twists at the Arena in San Juan.
The 6-foot-8 Nigerian center Bright Akhuetic fired game-highs 21 points, 16 rebounds, and 3 blocks, while Gab Dagangon and Jeffrey Coronal gave a very good support who netted 14 and 3 points respectively, but it was Altas defense that helped the most.
The Las Pinas-based dribbler who avenged their pre-season defeat to Stags held Knights to their season-worst scoring crop also another season-low 22 turnovers after smashing 79-62 points and just 16.2 errors as outing.
Rey Nambatac after exploding 40 points for Letran on Tuesday 90-77 win over San Sebastian, missed 14 shots and 4 out of 7 free throw and finished at just 19 points in the encounter against Atlas. Other player that did efforts for Letran were Calvo 12, Apreku 6, Sollano 6, and Quinto 6.
Perpetual Help is now at 3-2 slate in the season, while Letran – the tournament’s defending champion came down to 4-2 record.
In the second match, The San Beda perked up from 22-point deficit in the first half and outlasted Arellano Chiefs, 101-86 win in the same venue. San Beda has just 10 scored in the hand during first quarter, but triumph by adding 91 on the scoreboard in the last 30 minutes by veteran Donald Tankoua and Davon Potts.
Also the match between Mapua Cardinals and San Sebastian Stags came out joyful for Cardinals with 88-75 victory. 5 Players scored double figure for Mapua Cardinals, Exeqiel Biteng finished at 19 points while MVP Allwell Oraeme had 13 points and 22 boards for Cardinals.