Jeo Ambohot saves Letran, ousts Arellano in must-win thriller
MANILA, Philippines - The Colegio San Juan de Letran Knights dropped the Arellano Chiefs from contention in a back-and-forth 70-68 thriller in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre, Friday, October 20.
The action hit a nerve-wracking high point late in the 4th where a series of heroic threes and free-throws from both sides saw 4 lead changes in the last two minutes.
Jeo Ambohot provided the punctuating bucket with a timely tip-in off a Rey Nambatac miss to put Letran up 69-68.
The Chiefs had 3 fouls to give, which proved to be their death knell as they were unable to get to the penalty early enough to save time. JP Calvo split his final free-throws to give the Knights the 2-point lead with 0.2 seconds left.
Letran lives another day to face San Sebastian next Thursday for the final playoff spot as Arellano ends their season with a busted final play.
Nambatac paced the Knights with a highly-efficient 25 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists on 10/18 (56%) clip with 4/7 shots from 3-point range. Levi Dela Cruz led the Chiefs' final effort on the other end with 18 points on 7/12 (58%) shooting. – Rappler.com