PBA 2018:

Meralco mauls San Miguel, 111-81

November 3, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

by Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Meralco Bolts mauled the San Miguel Beermen, 111-81 in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Allen Durham led the Bolts with freakish 35 points, 26 boards, and 7 dimes, while power veteran Reynel Hugnatan turned back father time to contribute 19 points and 6 caroms.

Notes:

Chris Newsome also chipped-in 14 points and 12 assists, while diminutive point guard Baser Amer added 12 buckets and 10 assists.

➤ Import Kevin Murphy starred for the losing Beermen with his 32 points and 10 rebounds, while Alex Cabagnot had 16 points for SMB who saw their four-game winning streak unceremoniously halted.

➤ The Bolts are now in the hunt for the last quarterfinals slot as they await the outcome of the last game of Talk ‘ N Text KaTropa who’s now at 4-6. Meralco won its’ last 4 games and is holding a 5-6 win-loss slate. San Miguel dropped to a 6-5 record but is assured of a quarterfinals slot despite the loss.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 26-25, 44-49, 78-66, 111-81.

meralco: 111

Durham 35, Hugnatan 19, Newsome 14, Amer 12, Hodge 9, Canaleta 8, Salva 6, Faundo 2, Jamito 0, Tolomia 0, Bono 0.

san miguel: 81

Murphy 32, Cabagnot 16, Santos 11, Lassiter 8, Standhardinger 6, Pessumal 5, Nabong 2, Fajardo 1, Rosser 0, Ross 0, Vigil 0, Heruela 0.

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

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Magnolia Hotshots shocks San Miguel Beermen, 109-108

September 30, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

by Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Magnolia Hotshots shocked the San Miguel Beermen, 109-108, courtesy of Paul Lee‘s monster game in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Lee backstopped the Hotshots with his 28 points and the game-winner with 34 seconds left and the Beermen leading 108-107.

Notes:

➤ Import Romeo Travis also added 18 markers and 12 boards for the Hotshots, while post-operator Ian Sangalang made 16 points and 8 rebounds. Sangalang also swatted the potential game-changer layup from Alex Cabagnot in the waning seconds of the fourth.

➤ San Miguel’s new import Kevin Murphy top-scored with 37 points and 10 rebounds, while Christian Standhardinger also added 27 goals and 16 boards.

➤ SMB did not have Junemar Fajardo due to injury (shin fracture).

Magnolia is now 4-1 in the Governors’ Cup, while San Miguel dropped to a 2-3 win-loss slate.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 29-36, 57-61, 84-88, 109-108.

magnolia: 109

Lee 28, Travis 18, Sangalang 16, Melton 12, dela Rosa 10, Barroca 8, Jalalon 5, Simon 3, Ramos 3, Reavis 2, Brondial 2, Gamalinda 2.

san miguel: 108

Murphy 37, Standhardinger 27, Lassiter 14, Santos 8, Nabong 6, Ross 6, Cabagnot 4, Pessumal 3, Heruela 3, de Ocampo 0.

Posted on October 1, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team