Summit finished the elimination round undefeated with nine straight wins as the squad squeaked past Creamy Delight, 67-66, at the close of the Class B elimination round in the Fil-Sino Asia Brewery Cup Basketball at Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym in Bacolod City, Wednesday night.
In the other game, Nestea advanced to the quarter-finals with a 70-69 victory over Vitamilk.
Summit established a 40-24 lead at halftime as Marc Lo and Efraim Valencia combined for 24 points while Jessie Moreno and Nestor Esmena kept Creamy Delight into the game with 13 points between them.
Creamy Delight crawled back in the second half and cut the deficit by the end of the third, 53 -44, with Edmundo Cabalfin firing six points.
Cabalfin continued to score in the fourth quarter with Moreno backing him up but Creamy Delight was a second short from victory.
Summit ran down the clock on the last play and missed the shot while Creamy Delight got the rebound and managed an outlet pass to an open teammate. The move, however, was a second too late as Summit escaped with the win.
Lo paced Summit with 22 points as Valencia tallied 14, and Mark Yee and Jappy Cuaycong made 8 points each.
Cabalfin led Creamy Delight with 16 points, Moreno added 15, and Ramil Bulado and Kirk Morales produced 8 points apiece.
Despite the defeat, Creamy Delight advanced to the quarter-finals as it won over Absolute in the elimination round.
Meanwhile, Nestea had the lead at the half, 38-30 with Clarence Quingco leading the charge with 9 points as teammates Rey Pandoro and Harry Siendo scored 8 points each.
Kendrick Deloria and Oliver Manaloto combined for 17 points for Vitamilk.
Nestea extended the lead to 57-47 going to the fourth quarter relying on its balanced offense while Tubby Villanueva produced 10 points for Vitamilk.
Vitamilk made its move in the payoff quarter behind Richard Co and Rinen Miag-ao but the efforts fell short as Nestea escaped with a win.
Pandoro bannered Nestea with 16 points, Siendo added 10 and Jasper Geolingo finished with 7 points.
Richard Co led Vitamilk also with 16 points while Deloria finished with 15, Villanueva shot 12 points, and Manaloto chipped in 10 points.*
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