Depleted Ginebra subdues SMB, 110-102
September 23, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum
by Rock Punzalan
PBA News 2018: Depleted Barangay Ginebra subdued the San Miguel Beermen, 110-102 this Sunday in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Justin Brownlee once again starred for the Gin Kings with his double-double 29 points, 19 boards, and seven dimes, while Aljon Mariano added 20 buckets and 7 caroms.
➤ Ginebra is missing key players Japeth Aguilar, Sol Mercado and Greg Slaughter. San Miguel for its’ part also lost Junemar Fajardo to injury (stress fracture).
➤ The losing Beermen got respectable numbers from Christian Stanhardinger who dropped 25 points and 10 rebounds. Veteran swingman Arwind Santos also chipped-in 22 buckets and 8 rebounds.
➤ Ginebra now sports a 4-1 win-loss slate, while San Miguel dropped to another loss for a 2-2 record in the Governors’ Cup.