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:

NLEX decks NorthPort, 123-107

August 19, 2018 – Ynares Center

By Rock Punzalan

PBA 2018: Olu Ashaolu once again lifted the NLEX Road Warriors, this time over NorthPort Batang Pier, 123-107, this Sunday evening at the Ynares Center. Ashaolu paced NLEX with 27 points and 13 rebounds, while veteran marksman Larry Fonacier and former SWU star Mark Tallo contributed 14 markers apiece.

Notes:

➤ Despite the monstrous offense of Ashaolu, the rest of NLEX provided the necessary firepower as six players also finished in double figures.

➤ NorthPort import Rashad Woods delivered the goods for the losing NorthPort with 42 buckets, 12 boards and 8 assists. However, his awesome effort fell short as NorthPort lost by 16 points opposite a team with an injured reinforcement. Mo Tautuaa led the Batang Pier locals with 20 points, 12 caroms and 4 dimes contribution.

Batang Pier is missing the services of Stanley Pringle who’s presently playing in the Asian Games, and also Sean Anthony. NLEX, meanwhile, did not have Asi Taulava and coach Yeng Guiao who are also in Jakarta for the Asiad.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 34-19, 61-58, 84-78, 123-107.

nlex: 123

Ashaolu 27, Fonacier 14, Tallo 14, Quinahan 12, Ighalo 12, Mallari 10, Baguio 8, Paniamogan 5, Galanza 4, Marcelo 4, Miranda 4.

northport: 107

Woods 42, Tautuaa 20, Taha 15, Grey 13, Javelona 8, Teng 5, Guinto 3, Elorde 1, Espinas 0, Gabayni 0.

Posted August 20, 2018 - Ynares Center

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Ashaolu leads NLEX over TNT, 103-90

August 17, 2018 – Ynares Arena

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Olu Ashaolu led the NLEX Road Warriors over sister team TNT KaTropa, 103-90, to start their eliminations stint in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Friday at the Ynares Arena in Pasig. The NLEX import exploded with big 33 points, 23 rebounds and 3 assists, while Mark Tallo did not disappoint with his 16 buckets.

Notes:

➤ NLEX veteran Larry Fonacier meanwhile dropped 14 goals and 4 boards, while new Road Warrior Philip Paniamogan impressed with 11 markers.

➤ Talk ‘N Text relied mainly on Terrence Romeo who made 27 points, 5 caroms and 3 dishes, while Jayson Castro chipped-in 15 points, 5 assists and 2 steals.

➤ KaTropa import Michael Glover was limited to a forgettable 11 markers and 15 boards.

NLEX won the court-side battle sans coach Yeng Guiao who’s currently preoccupied with the Gilas Pilipinas in the Jakarta Asian Games.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 23-17, 54-45, 78-74, 103-90.

NLEX: 103

Ashaolu 33, Tallo 16, Fonacier 14, Paniamogan 11, Galanza 9, Quinahan 5, Mallari 5, Tiongson 5, Baguio 3, Miranda 2, Marcelo 0.

TNT: 90

Romeo 27, Castro 15, Pogoy 13, Glover 11, Semerad 10, Rosario 5, Williams 4, Garcia 3, Tamsi 2, Golla 0.

Posted on August 18, 2018 - Ynares Arena Pasig

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team