PBA 2018:

Magnolia enters Semis, KOs Blackwater, 103-99

November 6, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: Magnolia Hotshots entered the Semifinals, as they knocked out the Blackwater Elite, 103-99 in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals this Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum. “Angas ng Tondo” Paul Lee backstopped the Hotshots with his double-double of 22 buckets and 12 boards, while import Romeo Travis and post operator Ian Sangalang 18 each respectively.

Notes:

Magnolia outrebounded and outpaced the Elite with 59 rebounds against 50, and registering better ball movement with 29 assists to 16. The Hotshots also shot better with 37 of 90 field goal shots (41%) to Elite’s 34 of 83 (40%).

➤ Reinforcement Henry Walker led the eliminated Blackwater with 18 points, as Poy Erram also contributed 15 buckets.

➤ Magnolia will next battle with league-leader Barangay Ginebra, the defending champion, who also gained the Semis berth after routing earlier the NLEX Road Warriors, 111-75.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 32-22, 55-47, 76-78, 103-99.

magnolia: 103

Lee 22, Travis 18, Sangalang 18, Simon 16, Barroca 9, Melton 8, Brondial 4, Dela Rosa 3, Reavis 3, Jalalon 2.

blackwater: 99

Walker 18, Erram 15, Zamar 13, Maliksi 12, Belo 11, Digregorio 8, Sumang 7, Pinto 7, Javier 4, Al-Hussaini 4, Jose 0.

Posted on November 7, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Phoenix gains twice-to-beat, defeats Blackwater, 97-91

November 4, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: Phoenix Fuel Masters gained the twice-to-beat edge, by defeating the Blackwater Elite, 97-91 to barge into 2018 PBA Governors’s Cup quarterfinals this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. “The Beast” Calvin Abueva showed his mettle by dropping 25 big points and 8 boards for Phoenix while sniper Matthew Wright contributed 23 buckets and 7 caroms.

Notes:

➤ Reinforcement Eugene Phelps also added 16 markers and 6 dimes for the Fuel Masters.

➤ The Fuel Masters outrebounded the Elite, 64 against 50 boards total.

➤ Import Henry Walker led the losing Elite with 21 buckets and 12 rebounds while Nard Pinto registered 17 points and 10 dimes.

Blackwater lost the chance to gain the twice-to-beat advantage and will face a dangerous Magnolia squad in the quarterfinals.

➤ On the other hand, Phoenix ended the eliminations with an 8-3 slate and secured the 2nd place in the quarterfinals behind league leader Ginebra. They are bound to campaign in the playoffs against a yet to be determined 7th place team.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 21-18, 44-48, 72-69, 97-91.

phoenix: 97

Abueva 25, Wright 23, Phelps 16, Revilla 11, Perkins 9, Chua 4, Jazul 4, Intal 3, Alolino 1, Wilson 1, Kramer 0.

blackwater: 91

Walker 21, Pinto 17, Zamar 12, Belo 10, Maliksi 9, Erram 9, Digregorio 7, Al-Hussaini 4, Jose 0, Sumang 0, Javier 2, Cortez 0.

Posted on November 5, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Blackwater rallies late, outmaneuvers Ginebra, 124-118

September 21, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: Blackwater Elite held past Barangay Ginebra, 124-118, in overtime to lead the pack in the 2018 PBA Governor’s Cup this Friday, at the Araneta Coliseum. Elite gunners Henry Walker, Paul Zamar and Mac Belo all drained clutch threes in the waning minutes to lift Blackwater past Ginebra. Walker top-scored for the Elite with 39 points, 9 dimes and 7 caroms, while Zamar chipped-in 17 points.

Notes:

➤ Blackwater’s Mike DiGregorio sank a trey to force overtime, 110-110. The Elite also survived Justin Brownlee’s potential game-winner in the 4th quarter, as the latter’s jumper conked out.

➤ Despite the loss, Brownlee delivered monstrous numbers for the Gin Kings with his 41 buckets, 6 dishes and 4 steals, while LA Tenorio also added 17 markers and 5 assists.

➤ Ginebra missed the services of vital cogs Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar and Sol Mercado who are all nursing injuries.

➤ Blackwater is now the solo leader in the Governor’s Cup with a 4-0 win-loss slate, while Ginebra succumbed to their lone loss and dropped to 3-1.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 30-26, 55-52, 78-79, 110-110, 124-118 (OT)

blackwater: 124

Walker 39, Zamar 17, Pinto 15, Belo 14, Erram 13, Digregorio 10, Jose 6, Maliksi 6, Sumang 4, Cortez 0, Javier 0, Al-Hussaini 0.

ginebra: 118

Brownlee 41, Tenorio 17, Mariano 16, Chan 11, Thompson 9, Caperal 8, Devance 7, Ferrer 6, Caguioa 0.

Posted September 22, 2018 - 7AM - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Blackwater cuffs San Miguel, 103-100

September 5, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: Blackwater Elite cuffed the San Miguel Beermen, 103-100 this Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Henry Walker led the Elite’s stunning victory with his impressive 35 buckets, 17 boards and 7 steals, while local Mike Digregorio chipped-in 21 markers.

Notes:

Nard Pinto also made 15 points and 9 caroms, while Poy Erram added a respectable 10 goals and 9 rebounds haul for the Elite.

➤ The losing Beermen got consolation from reinforcement AZ Reid who dropped 26 markers and 12 boards, while bullish Fil-German Christian Standhardinger contributed 20 points.

➤ San Miguel did not have reigning MVP Junemar Fajardo who is nursing a shin injury. Blackwater meanwhile, had Erram making his return to the PBA after playing for the national team in the Asian Games.

➤ SMB fell down to a 1-1 win-loss record, while Blackwater improved to 2-1 in the PBA Governors’ Cup.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 27-25, 43-46, 74-82, 103-100.

blackwater: 103

Walker 35, Digregorio 21, Pinto 15, Erram 10, Zamar 8, Maliksi 6, Jose 4, Al-Hussani 2, Belo 2, Sumang 0, Cortez 0.

san miguel: 100

Reid 26, Standhardinger 20, Lassiter 13, Nabong 12, Cabagnot 12, Heruela 7, Ross 6, Santos 4.

Posted on September 6, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Maliksi powers Blackwater over Talk 'N Text, 104-98

August 24, 2018 – MOA Arena Pasay

PBA News 2018: Allein Maliksi powered Blackwater Elite over Talk ‘N Text KaTropa, 104-98 in the ongoing 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at MOA Arena this Friday in Pasay. Maliksi made 28 points and 9 boards, while reinforcement Henry Walker also added 23 buckets, 14 caroms and 3 swats.

Notes:

➤ This is the very first time that Blackwater beat the TNT KaTropa in PBA history.

Terrence Romeo paced the defeated Talk ‘N Text with 24 markers, while Stacy Davis made 23 goals and 16 boards.

➤ The Elite, who didn’t have Poy Erram due to the Asian Games, will next face San Miguel on Wednesday September 5 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 21-18, 38-38, 62-63, 86-86, 104-98.

blackwater: 104

Maliksi 28, Walker 23, Al-Hussaini 13, Pinto 12, Digregorio 8, Belo 6, Cortez 5, Jose 5, Zamar 2, Javier 2, Banal 0, Sena 0, Palma 0.

talk 'n text: 98

Romeo 24, Davis 23, Castro 20, Pogoy 11, Garcia 5, Semerad 4, Golla 3, Carey 2, Rosario 2, Williams 2, Cruz 2.

Posted on August 25, 2018 - MOA Arena Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA News:

San Miguel halts Blackwater, 115-106

July 4, 2018 – Mall of Asia Arena

PBA News 2018: San Miguel Beermen halted the BlackWater Elite, 115-106, to barge into the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup 2018 this Wednesday at MOA Arena in Pasay. Veteran Arwind Santos carried the Beermen to its third straight victory with 23 big buckets and 15 rebounds . Marcio Lassiter also contributed 18 points while journeyman Kelly Nabong added 13 markers.

Notes:

SMB now sports a 6-4 win-loss slate and ranks 5th in the quarterfinals standings.

➤ Prized Puerto Rican import Renaldo Balkman was limited to only 12 points the entire ballgame.

➤ Four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Henry Walker provided 26 points and 12 caroms for the losing Elite, while Mike DiGregorio chipped-in 19 points.

➤ San Miguel’s bench outscored Blackwater 56-27.

➤ The Elite notched its 10th loss in 11 games in the Commissioner’s Cup and dropped to last in standings (12th).

Game Scores:
Quarters: 28-34, 57-49, 84-70, 115-106.

san miguel: 115

Santos 23, Lassiter 18, Nabong 13, Balkman 12, Cabagnot 12, Fajardo 10, Heruela 10, Ross 7, Pessumal 6, Mamaril 2, Vigil 2, Rosser 0.

blackwater: 106

Walker 26, Digregorio 19, Pinto 13, Zamar 11, Banal 11, Al-Hussaini 10, Jose 6, Sena 4, Javier 2, Palma 2, Cortez 2, Maliksi 0.

July 4, 2018 - Mall of Asia Arena Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team