PBA 2018:

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

November 4, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

by Rock Punzalan

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 cuffs San Miguel, 103-100

September 5, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

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