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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.