Big Chill got back to its winning form, overcoming a 10-point deficit in the fourth period to beat Boracay Rum, 85-75, Wednesday in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the San Juan Gym.
Jopher Custodio saved the Superchargers with back-to-back hits to reclaim the lead in the final minute of the game to take their fourth win in seven games.
Big Chill tied Boracay Rum and RnW Pacific Pipes for fourth place in the team standings with the victory that also assured the Superchargers of a spot in the quarterfinals.
Custodio had 28 points on six-of-15 from behind the arc including the triple that clinched the game for the Superchargers with 30.6 seconds remaining in the game.
The heroics of the De Ocampo Memorial College product came after the Superchargers were on the brink of another heartbreaker as they trailed, 70-60, after holding a 40-33 halftime lead.
Big Chill slowly chipped away the deficit and tied the game at 72 on a Jerry Glorioso jumper. A jumper by Jaymo Eguilos and a free throw by Maclean Sabellina broke the tie for Boracay Rum but Big Chill didn’t go away following another basket by Glorioso.
Big Chill finally went ahead for good with Custodio nailing a three-point play on the break with 48.4 seconds left. He scored the clincher with that three-point basket for a 80-75 lead.
The Superchargers were coming off a slump after dropping their third match in four outings including a 78-46 beating at the hands of league leader Freego last week.
“We really wanted this win dahil masama ‘yung linaro namin last game. We wanted to come back and come back strong,” said Big Chill coach Arsenio Dysangco.
Sabellina had four of his 25 points in a 6-0 start for Boracay Rum in the fourth that extended their lead to ten, 70-60, but the Waves weren’t able to keep their lead.
BIG CHILL 85 – Custodio 28, Collado 14, Glorioso 13, Reyes 8, Jensen 8, Maconocido 4, Galinato 4, Santos 2, Tan 2, Dizon 2, Mallari 0.
BORACAY RUM 75 – Sabellina 25, Bandaying 15, Khobuntin 13, Hermosisima 6, Baloran 4, Eguilos 4, Siruma 4, Morial 2, Abaya 1, Terso 1, Cornejo 0, Rosopa 0, De Guzman 0.
Quarters: 20-20, 40-33, 57-64, 85-75.