PBA 2018:

Phoenix cracks Magnolia Hotshots, 95-82

September 23, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: Phoenix Fuel Masters cracked the Magnolia Hotshots, 95-82, in the ongoing in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Eugene Phelps led the Fuel Masters with his double-double 36 markers and 20 boards, while gunner Matthew Wright added 13 points.

Notes:

Phoenix imposed a towering defensive umbrella as they made 11 block shots compared to the Hotshots’ 2 swats. They also shot better from the field with 33 of 71 field goals made (46%), while Magnolia had 29 of 90 (32%) clip.

➤ Reinforcement Romeo Travis paced the losing Magnolia with 28 points and 19 rebounds, while Ian Sangalang, Jio Jalalon, and Mark Barroca all finished with identical 11 points.

➤ Phoenix is now 2nd in the Governors’ Cup standings at 5-1, while Magnolia suffered it’s lone loss and dropped to a 2-1 slate.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 30-19, 48-48, 71-67, 95-82.

phoenix: 95

Travis 28, Jalalon 11, Barroca 11, Sangalang 11, Lee 8, Ramos 6, Dela Rosa 3, Gamalinda 2, Melton 2, Herndon 0, Pascual 0, Reavis 0, Brondial 0.

magnolia: 82

Phelps 36, Wright 13, Chua 12, Jazul 9, Revilla 9, Abueva 9, Perkins 7, Wilson 0, Intal 0.

Posted on September 24, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Alaska wins face-off with Abueva and Phoenix, 108-97

August 29, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: The Alaska Aces won its face-off with Calvin Abueva and the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 108-97 this Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum in the 2018 PBA Governor’s Cup. Import Mike Harris hauled 23 points, 11 boards and 3 swats, while guard Chris Banchero made 19 markers, 9 dimes and 4 caroms.

Notes:

Simon Enciso showed his mettle once more as he dropped 18 points and 4 assists for the Aces, while veteran Nonoy Baclao contributed 15 goals, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. It was the best performance of Baclao as part of the Aces roster.

➤ It was a see-saw battle as Alaska overturned an 11-point deficit at the half, to lead by 12 points in the second.

➤ Eugune Phelps aided the losing Phoenix with his monstrous 27 points and 24 rebounds, while former Archer Jason Perkins chimed-in 20 buckets. 

 “The Beast” Abueva also made a good account of himself against his former team by contributing 18 points and 9 boards. Abueva was traded recently by the Aces for Karl Dehesa.

Alaska is now leading the pack in the Governors’ Cup race, as it now holds a 3-0 win-loss slate, while Phoenix buckled to its first loss for a 2-1 record.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 19-22, 54-49, 83-78, 108-97.

alaska: 108

Harris 23, Banchero 19, Enciso 18, Baclao 15, Manuel 9, Racal 8, Casio 5, Exciminiano 5, Teng 4, Pascual 2.

phoenix: 97

Phoenix 97 - Phelps 27, Perkins 20, Abueva 18, Wright 13, Jazul 6, Chua 6, Intal 5, Revilla 2, Wilson 0.

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

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team