Rookie Richie Ticzon buried back-to-back triples in a 16-2 run by the Ice Cream stars that erased a 78-71 San Miguel lead early in the fourth period to an 87-80 Coney Island advantage, Alvin Patrimonio and Jerry Codinera played well without relief in the second half, together with rookie Rey Evangelista, delivered the points, mostly within the shaded lane, Allan Caidic fired 41 points, seven triples with two four-point plays, except for Ato Agustin, the beermen didn't get ample support from the rest of Caidic's teammates.
Allan Caidic scored 27 points and the beermen, behind Yves Dignadice's 10 boards and Dong Polistico's clogging the lanes, held the upperhand in rebounds, 38-31, and predictably prevailed, a rotating double team was clamped on Alvin Patrimonio, while the rest of the Ice Cream stars were hounded by the relentless defensive pressure applied by the beermen.
Coney Island was leading, 65-61 in the fourth period when the beermen unleashed a 12-0 bomb as the stars went scoreless in a long while, Allan Caidic and Ato Agustin hit with unerring accuracy, Caidic's trey gave San Miguel a 10-point advantage at 80-70.
Trailing 69-72 entering the fourth quarter, the beermen held Coney Island to only 12 points in the final period, with Allan Caidic and Ato Agustin again doing the scoring, both teams played rugged defense with lots of elbows, trippings, Alvin Patrimonio's face was badly hurt when he was hit by Ramon Fernandez' shoulder.
San Miguel stormed quickly and established their biggest lead of 17 points, 39-22 in the second quarter, the Ice Cream stars, from a 49-32 halftime deficit, threatened to within five late in the third period at 50-55, but Ramon Fernandez anchored a 9-2 counter attack to give the beermen a 64-52 lead, Allan Caidic's trey put San Miguel up by 11 at 69-58 in the fourth quarter, with less than two minutes remaining, Coney Island cut the deficit again to five at 72-77, on the beermen's crucial possession, Alvin Teng was a recipient of a perfect pass and scored underneath for a safe, 79-72 advantage.