PBA 2018:

Magnolia Hotshots torches NLEX Road Warriors, 102-72

August 22, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok torched the NLEX Road Warriors, 102-72, to start its 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations campaign with a big win this Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Romeo Travis led the Pambansang Manok with 21 points, 13 boards and 3 assists, while guard Mark Barroca added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals.

Notes:

➤ The Hotshots built a huge margin of 19 points in the first canto, and soared to an insurmountable 25 points lead by the end of the half.

➤ Semi-injured reinforcement Olu Ashaoulu backstopped NLEX with near double-double of 21 buckets, 9 caroms and 3 dimes, while Juami Tiongson made 8 markers.

Magnolia is missing the services of explosive guard Paul Lee Dalistan who is in the thick of 2018 Asian Games basketball tournament.

Travis last played for the Alaska Aces in 2015.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 31-12, 55-30, 76-52, 102-72.

magnolia: 102

Travis 21, Barroca 13, Simon 12, Gamalinda 10, dela Rosa 10, Reavis 8, Melton 7, Jalalon 6, Sangalang 5, Mendoza 4, Ramos 4, Herndon 2, Pascual 0, Brondial 0, Abundo 0.

nlex: 72

Ashaolu 21, Tiongson 8, Fonacier 6, Ighalo 6, Mallari 5, Quinahan 5, Rios 5, Paniamogan 4, Monfort 2, Baguio 2, Miranda 2, Galanza 2, Gotladera 2, Tallo 2, Marcelo 0, Soyud 0.

Posted on August 23, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team