The Knights of Letran College kept their composure Wednesday to beat the San Sebastian Stags, 62-56, during the 82nd National Collegiate Athlectic Association men’s basketball at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.The tandem of Aaron Aban and Boyet Bautista derailed the Stags’ plan to come back in the fourth quarter as they poured in marker after marker inside the paint.
Letran led by as much as 16 points in the game. That, however, was slowly eaten away by baskets coming from the Stags’ Red Vicente and John Raymundo. With less than a minute to go, the Knights saw their lead being cut down to five, 59-54.
After he came back from the bench, Bautista sealed the win for the Intramuros-based squad with a two-point basket with 28 ticks left. Aban also contributed with a charity shot in the dying seconds of the game.
Aban and Bautista were named best players of the game. Bautista led the Knights with 14 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal while Aban powered his way with 13 markers, 2 boards and a steal.