Blackwater breaks out of 2-game slide, slams Columbian to improve to 7-3

The wire-to-wire victory allowed Blackwater to rebound from a two-game skid, and more importantly, positioned itself for a possible Top Four finish heading into the playoffs,

The Elite improved their record at 7-3 to create a three-way logjam with idles Alaska and Phoenix for third to fifth spots.

They will face the Fuel Masters in the final game of the eliminations on Nov. 4 in a showdown whose outcome could seal the fate of both teams come the quarterfinals,

“Napakalakas ng Phoenix. It’s really a big game, we have to be ready for that,” said Ramos.

The Dyip ended their campaign with a 1-10 record, failing to score a fitting follow-up to their 100-84 upset of Rain or Shine last week for their lone victory in the conference.

The scores:

Blackwater 120 – Walker 26, Belo 16, Maliksi 13, Zamar 13, Digregorio 11, Erram 9, Pinto 8, Cortez 6, Javier 5, Jose 5, Palma 5, Sumang 3, Sena 0, Cruz 0, Banal 0.

Columbian 99 – Wright 28, King 11, McCarthy 11, Reyes 9, Khobuntin 7, Gabriel 7, Cabrera 6, Corpuz 5, Tubid 4, Ababou 4, Sara 3, Celda 2, Escoto 2, Cahilig 0.

Quarterscores: 33-20, 63-42, 93-69, 120-99.