The San Miguel snapped their two-game losing skid after they beat the Blackwater Elite in overtime, 99-96.
June Mar Fajardo carried his team as he tallied 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. He was later named as the Best Player of the Game.
Terrence Romeo chipped in his 20 points where most of his damage came in the second half to help Fajardo in their squad’s scoring department.
Fajardo and Romeo were the one-two punch of coach Leo Austria to fill the scoring void left by their prolific import Dez Wells who sat out due to an ankle injury.
It was a slow-paced game particularly in the first half where the two teams had a combined 71 points at the end of the second quarter.
Then on the opening of the third period, June Mar Fajardo was on a scoring tear as he dropped 8 points within two minutes of action.
The Beermen controlled the match until KG Canaleta found his shooting from outside as he tied the game to 88-all and pushed the game to overtime.
In the extra five minutes, coach Leo Austria reminded his troops that Blackwater’s import Marqus Blakely already got five fouls and they need to attack him.
Fajardo finally got the sixth foul of Blakely and that was the sign that the Elite will absorb another defeat.
Mac Belo led Blackwater in their offense where he made 25 points and 8 rebounds while Blakely got 24 points.
Fajardo Inside The Paint… Bigyan Mo Pa Ng Isa!
San Miguel vs Blackwater Box Score
Beermen (99) – Cabagnot 8, Lassiter 11, Fajardo 30, Santos 13, Pessumal 7, Roemo 20, Nabong 6, Tautuaa 4
Elite (96) – Cruz 8, Javier 6, Blakely 24, Tolomia 4, Sumang 2, Trollano 14, Canaleta 13, Belo 25