Three-year veteran Mike Ayonayon scored all of his 10-point output in the final period as he joined hands with Baser Amer and Troy Rosario to help the Blackwater Elite Bossings bring down the mighty San Miguel Beermen, 109-106, Wednesday night in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.
The 29-year-old Ayonayon stepped up just as import Cameron Krutwig was held to just two points. It was his driving layup in the last 20 seconds which sent the Bossings to their second win in four outings.
Krutwig tallied 20 points, 18 rebounds, 10 assists, and two blocks for the Bossings, who bounced back from their 102-105 setback to the NLEX Road Warriors.
The upset spoiled the debut of new Beermen import Diamond Louis Stone, who made 20 points behind teammate Junemar Fajardo’s 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Amer made 16 points, with his go-ahead three-pointer with 32.8 seconds left allowing the Bossings to grab the lead, 107-106.
Coach Ariel Vanguard said they have been placed in an unfamiliar situation, since they have not been beating the Beermen in the past.
“Sa totoo lang, hindi kami sanay na kami ang lamang,” said Vanguardia.
The Beermen, with Marcio Lassiter making 18 points, were ahead by 12, 89-77, at the end of the third period.
The Bossings made a move to grab the upperhand using a 16-4 blast which put them in front by two off a triple from Amer, two treys from Rosario, and a layup from Barkley Ebona off Ayonayon’s pass.
The Bossings went on to hold on to a 95-93 edge with 7:12 to go.