PBA 2018:

Magnolia pierces Columbian, 113-95

October 3, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

by Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Magnolia Hotshots pierced hapless Columbian Dyip, 113-95, courtesy of Romeo Travis‘ monster performance in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Travis finished with 32 points, 14 boards, and 7 dimes, while Mark Barroca and Paul Lee added in 17 and 13 buckets respectively.

Notes:

Ian Sangalang also contributed 11 points for the Hotshots.

Jackson Corpuz led the losing Dyip with his 20 markers and 9 caroms, while reinforcement Akeem Wright made 19 points and 8 boards.

Columbian is now practically eliminated from contention after succumbing to their 7th loss. They are now 0-7 in the Governors’ Cup. The Hotshots, on the other hand, are now at the top of the standings together league-leader Barangay Ginebra with an identical 5-1 record.

➤ Magnolia will next battle Blackwater Elite on Wednesday, October 10 at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 31-20, 60-46, 92-70, 113-95

magnolia: 113

Travis 32, Barroca 16, Lee 13, Sangalang 11, Herndon 8, dela Rosa 7, Jalalon 6, Reavis 5, Melton 3, Mendoza 3, Simon 3, Brondial 2, Gamalinda 2, Ramos 2, Abundo 0, Pascual 0.

columbian: 95

Corpuz 20, Wright 19, King 12, McCarthy 12, Sara 7, Khobuntin 6, Gabriel 2, Escoto 2, Tubid 0, Ababou 0, Cabrera 0, Celda 0.

Posted on October 4, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum - Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

TNT arrests skid, socks Columbian, 118-114

September 2, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

PBA 2018: Talk ‘N Text KaTropa arrested a three game losing skid, and socked Columbian Dyip, 118-114 in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Sunday evening at the Araneta Coliseum. “The Blur” Jayson Castro starred for the resurgent Talk ‘N Text with his 25 points and 7 assists, while “The Bro” Terrence Romeo contributed 22 buckets and 6 dishes.

Notes:

TNT played minus coach Nash Racela who was replaced by Eric Gonzales as he was on leave.

➤ Romeo could have won the game in the waning seconds of the fourth, but missed the clutch lay-up against the defense of Akeem Wright. Regulation ended at 107 all.

➤ Terrence and Dyip guard Rashawn McCarthy almost figured into a feisty fight in the overtime period. McCarthy confronted Romeo who retaliated with a headbutt. Romeo was called for a technical foul and later engaged in a shouting exchange with McCarthy. Cooler heads eventually prevailed as both later shook hands.

➤ KaTropa is now at 2-4 slate registering only its second win after losing the last three with import Stacy Davis. TNT is now on the hunt for a new import as Davis proved slow to adapting to TNT’s system.

➤ Meanwhile, Jerramy King backstopped the losing Dyip with his 26 markers and 9 caroms, while import Wright made 24 buckets, 9 rebounds and 9 dimes.

➤ Dyip is still winless in the Governors’ Cup and is sporting a regrettable 20 PBA game losing streak.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 40-26, 61-48, 84-77, 107-107, 118-114 OT.

Talk 'n text: 118

Castro 25, Romeo 22, Pogoy 16, Semerad 15, Davis 11, Garcia 9, Rosario 7, Williams 4, Trollano 3, Carey 2, Cruz 2, Paredes 2, Reyes 0, Golla 0.

columbian: 114

King 26, Wright 24, McCarthy 18, Escoto 15, Lastimosa 6, Camson 6, Ababou 5, Gabriel 4, Khobuntin 4, Cabrera 3, Reyes 2, Sara 1, Cahilig 0.

Posted on September 3, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

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

PBA 2018:

Phelps monster game helps Phoenix overpower Columbian, 113-107

August 22, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Eugene Phelps monster game helped Phoenix overpower Columbian, 113-107, in the eliminations of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Phelps hauled 50 points, 17 rebounds and 8 blocks, while newly-traded Calvin Abueva chipped-in 12 buckets, 13 boards and 3 swats.

Notes:

Phelps registered his third 50-point performance in his PBA career.

Phoenix also got stellar numbers from Jason Perkins who had 11 goals, 5 rebounds and 5 dimes, while high-flyer JC Intal made 11 points.

➤ Local Jerramy King starred for Columbian Dyip with his 27 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals, while Akeem Wright dropped 25 markers, 14 caroms and 6 dishes.

“The Beast” Abueva played his first game in the Governors’ Cup after being traded by Alaska to Phoenix during the Commissioner’s Cup. Calvin also swatted away a potential game winning trey by King in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter with score at 109-107.

Dyip is still winless in the Governors’ Cup, while Phoenix began its campaign on a good note at 1-0 slate.

 

Game Scores:
Quarters: 31-17, 56-42, 84-79, 113-107.

magnolia: 113

Phelps 50, Abueva 12, Perkins 11, Intal 8, Jazul 7, Revilla 6, Wright 6, Chua 6, Mendoza 4, Gamboa 3, Eriobu 0.

columbian: 107

King 27, Wright 25, McCarthy 19, Camson 12, Lastimosa 6, Escoto 3, Cahilig 3, Ababou 3, Tubid 3, Corpuz 2, Gabriel 2, Khobuntin 2, Celda 0, Reyes 0, Cabrera 0, Sara 0.

Posted on August 23, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Durham lifts Meralco past Columbian Dyip, 109-106

August 17, 2018 – Ynares Arena

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Allen Durham lifted the Meralco Bolts over Columbian Dyip, 109-106, to begin it’s campaign in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations this Friday at Ynares Arena in Pasig. Durham registered monstrous numbers to lead the Bolts with 26 points, 20 rebounds and 9 assists, while guard Baser Amer added 23 buckets, 8 boards, and 6 assists.

Notes:

Mike Tolomia also added 14 points for Meralco, while Cliff Hodge made 11 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks.

➤ Import Akeem Wright paced the defeated Dyip with a double-double of 30 markers, 14 caroms and 4 assists, while Jerramy King contributed 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 dimes.

Wright appeared to be injured in the closing seconds of the court skirmish as he was replaced abruptly with two ticks left in the game.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 26-25, 53-43, 85-76, 109-106.

meralco: 109

Durham 26, Amer 23, Tolomia 14, Hodge 11, Caram 10, de Ocampo 10, Canaleta 9, Salva 4, Newsome 2, Hugnatan 0, Laneta 0, Bono 0.

columbian: 106

Wright 30, King 24, Khobuntin 10, Corpuz 10, Escoto 8, Camson 8, McCarthy 5, Celda 5, Tubid 2, Cahilig 2, Cabrera 2, Lastimosa 0.

Posted on August 18, 2018 - Ynares Arena Pasig

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team