ANTIPOLO CITY - Andrei Caracut's clutch shooting in the deciding quarter brings DLSU Green Archers back into the winning column with a 68-61 victory over Adamson Soaring Falcons at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.
With the game tied at 58 with 3:02 remaining in the fourth, the Melecio-Caracut duo sparked an 8-3 run to keep the Falcons at bay, six of which came from Caracut's back-to-back shots from rainbow country, 66-61.
Justine Baltazar, last season's mythical five awardee, posted up monster numbers with 21 points, 14 rebounds, 2 dimes, and 2 denials; followed by Andrei Caracut with 15 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.
Jerrick Ahanmisi and Val Chauca contributed 13 points each in a losing effort for the San Marcelino based squad.
The Green Archers will try to start a winning streak as they face the UP Fighting Maroons on Wednesday, September 25 tip off is on 4:00 PM at the Mall of Asia Arena. While Adamson will try to bounce back versus the FEU Tamaraws on Saturday, September 28, 4:00pm at the Mall of Asia Arena.
DLSU 68 - Baltazar 21, Caracut 15, Malonzo 12, Manuel 6, Lojera 5, Melecio 4, Bates 3, Bartlett 2, Cagulangan 0, Cu 0, Meeker 0, Pado 0, Serrano 0.
AdU 61 - Ahanmisi 13, Cahuca 13, Camacho 12, Mojica 9, Douanga 7, Lastimosa 3, Fermin 2, Zaldivar 2, Bernardo 0, Flowers 0, Magbuhos 0, Manlapaz 0, Yerro 0.
QUARTERSCORES: 15-21, 41-33, 52-29, 68-61