PBA 2018:

NLEX outlasts Columbian Dyip, 116-104

August 29, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: The NLEX Road Warriors outlasted Columbian Dyip, 116-104 in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Returning import Aaron Fuller did not disappoint as he starred for NLEX with his 35 points, 21 rebounds and 7 dishes, while veteran gunner Larry Fonacier added 17 goals and 4 assists.

Notes:

➤ Reinforcement Akeem Wright backstopped the defeated Dyip with his 37 buckets, 17 caroms and 5 dimes, while Jerramy King contributed 22 markers and 7 boards for the Columbian.

Fuller came in as NLEX replacement for prolific import Olu Ashaolu who had been playing injured for the past three games.

➤ The Road Warriors missed the services of coach Yeng Guiao, as the latter is presently mentoring the ROS Pilipinas national squad in the Jakarta Asian Games.

➤ NLEX is now 3-1 in the Governors’ Cup, while Columbian has yet to win a game this conference.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 33-34, 64-62, 91-87, 116-104.

nlex: 116

Fuller 35, Fonacier 17, Ighalo 15, Quinahan 10, Galanza 10, Mallari 7, Tallo 7, Marcelo 6, Paniamogan 3, Miranda 3, Tiongson 3.

columbian: 104

Wright 37, King 22, Khobuntin 10, Gabriel 9, McCarthy 9, Lastimosa 7, Cahilig 6, Escoto 4, Cabrera 0, Celda 0, Ababou 0, Camson 0, Tubid 0.

Posted on August 30, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team