Ben Mbala led La Salle with 27 points, 11 of which came from the free throw line
, to go along 14 boards while Santi Santillan added 15 points and eight rebounds.
The former NU Bulldog, Ballers Bataan Dukhan triggerman however continued to be unstoppable after he converted another jumper and perfect conversion from the free throw line he executed in just mere 20 seconds differential to seal a comfortable four-point lead ,70-66.
Manila's Sandie Limin and Kemuel Proceso tried to inch closer with just a 2-point deficit as they separately contributed on split charities but Bataan's Rey Solomon answered back with another perfect conversion from the free throw line before the final buzzer sounded.
The Bruins were 20 of 39 from the free throw line
, including 6 of 17 in the first half.
Marco stepped up to the free throw line
and made two big free throws.
Clark, who was 5 of 6 from the free throw line
, added four assists.
Combined, the three players were 20 of 26 from the field, 10 of 11 from the free throw line
and and had 30 rebounds.
The Bobcats, shooting just 28 percent from the field and 34 percent from the free throw line
, nevertheless have won 8 of 9 and are now 11-7 with just one Desert Mountain League loss, a 72-35 nod to powerful Lone Pine, which has been steamrolling opponents all season.
Although Canyons got the win on foul shots, the team was only 28 for 41 from the free throw line
9 percent of its shots, also went to the free throw line
39 times, connecting on 31.
The Panthers' goal each game was to shoot 60 percent from the field and 80 percent at the free throw line
, and they came close more often than not.
Bell quietly walked up to the chalk-drawn free throw line
and started throwing the basketball up to the hoop set up at the Elks Lodge on Saturday.
Inglewood was nearly perfect from the free throw line
, making 20 out of 21 attempts.