Remy Morada came through in the fourth quarter to power Emilio Aguinaldo College past San Sebastian, 73-67, at the 92nd NCAA basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.
The victory allowed the Generals to snap out of a five-game losing slide.
Morada fired seven of his 18 points in the final quarter to help the Generals seal their second win in seven starts.
While Morada did the scoring, his Cameroonian teammate Hamadou Laminou did the rest and finished with 18 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks.
After trailing by eight points at the half, EAC engaged San Sebastian with a 23-13 exchange that pushed the Generals to a two-point advantage going to the final quarter.
It was a nip-and-tuck affair for both teams until Morada fired six straight points to give EAC a 62-56 advantage.
Michael Calisaan had his best output of 15 points and nine rebounds but these weren’t enough to save San Sebastian.
The Stags fell to their sixth defeat after opening the tournament with a victory.
EAC, 73 – Laminou 18, Morada 18, Onwubere 13, King 9, Corilla 5, Munsayac 4, Serrano 4, Neri 2, Diego 0, Guzman 0, Pascua 0
San Sebastian, 67 – Calisaan 15, Ilagan 11, Bulanadi 7, Serajosef 7, Capobres 6, Mercado 6, Costelo 4, Fabian 4, Gayosa 3, Baetiong 2, Quipse 2, Johnson 0, Valdez 0
Quarterscores: 13-21; 30-38; 53-51; 73-67
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