The final quarter was full of excitement, but ultimately it was Kyle Clark's single charity shot
and a couple from centre Isaac Humphries that saw the runners-up through safely.
The 6-foot-6 Belga's putback gave the Painters the lead, 123-121, but missed his bonus charity shot
off a foul by RJ Jazul with 12.
Following Cuna's charity shot
, Bahrain Limo still had a chance to win the game with a basket on the opposite end.
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named “FRC” will benefit services for foster kids.
Just before his charity shot
, Mohammed Hussain made a crucial three-pointer that gave the Bahrainis the lead for good, 81-80, with 49 seconds remaining in overtime.
The Filipinos refused to yield as Douglas Kramer stole a basket with a charity shot
to draw level 70-70.
With 6 seconds left, the black shirts' Oumar Seck was fouled, made the first charity shot
to tie the count at 98-all but muffed the second.
They added a further 21 points in the second quarter with Masiglat leading all players with nine points including a charity shot
Hassan Nairouz then added a free-throw to make it 70-65, and another charity shot
apiece from Siakam and Manama's Ahmed Abdulaziz pegged the final score.
After Malabes made another charity shot
to start the fourth, Manama sharp-shooters Hussain and Hassan buried back-to-back baskets from beyond the arc, once again extending the gap to nine and effectively halting any Muharraq resurgence.
Ahli battled back in the third period and took a 49-44 lead on a Jameel charity shot
, but a Simpson three-point play sparked a 9-0 run that helped Hala go ahead 53-52 lead heading into the final quarter.
Juneric Baloria made two of three charity shots
, including one off the technical foul, in the last 45 seconds, enabling the Patriots to get back on the winning track and join the Muntinlupa Cagers-Angelis Resort and the Classic in a share of third to fifth places (2-1).