TNT foils San Miguel, just a win away from finals
Jayson Castro carried the team in the first three quarters, then Kelly Williams provided the finishing kick to bring the KaTropa to just a win away from making it to the finals.
After trailing the defending champions, 32-24, in the 1st quarter, Castro and co. took over in the 2nd, outscoring the Beermen 26-8 to gain the upperhand 50-40.
In the 4th, San Miguel threatened to challenge as foul trouble plagued TNT. Free throws by June Mar Fajardo and Arwind pulled the Beermen to within 89-85 with barely 3 minutes left to go.
But Kelly Williams delivered in the critical windup to preserve the win.
Castro had 18 points and 7 assists for TNT, while Williams scored 8 of TNT’s last 12 points to finish with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals.