PBA 2018:

Ginebra train unstoppable, flattens NLEX, 111-75

November 6, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

by Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: The Barangay Ginebra train looked unstoppable, as it flattened the NLEX Road Warriors, 111-75 to enter the Semifinal round of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Japeth Aguilar starred for the Gin Kings with his 18 buckets and 10 boards while Greg Slaughter added in 16 markers.

Notes:

Ginebra led in the majority of the game numbers as they shot better from the trey territory with 13 of 29 (44%) three points total against NLEX‘s 9 of 37 (24%). The Kings also hauled 57 boards to the Road Warriors 40 rebounds.

➤ Import Aaron Fuller was the only bright spot for the Road Warriors as he finished with a double-double of 25 points and 12 caroms.

➤ The Gin Kings are on a head-on Semis collision against the winner of the quarterfinal standoff between the Blackwater Elite and Magnolia Hotshots.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 26-20, 50-36, 76-62, 111-75.

ginebra: 111

J. Aguilar 18, Slaughter 16, Mercado 14, Brownlee 13, Chan 12, Mariano 8, Ferrer 7, Tenorio 7, Thompson 6, Caperal 5, R. Aguilar 3, Manuel 2.

nlex: 75

Fuller 25, Quinahan 9, Paniamogan 9, Galanza 7, Ighalo 6, Fonacier 5, Rios 4, Mallari 4, Miranda 3, Monfort 3, Baguio 0, Tiongson 0, Taulava 0, Tallo 0.

Posted on November 7, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Tiu powers ROS over NLEX, 107-101

November 3, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

by Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Chris Tiu powered the Rain or Shine Elastopainters over the NLEX Road Warriors, 107-101 in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum this Saturday. Tiu lifted ROS with his 30 buckets, 5 dimes, and 4 caroms as the Elastopainters missed the presence of import Terrence Watson due to emergency leave.

Notes:

➤ The 33-year-old Tiu, who was picked seventh in the 2012 draft by ROS, established a new career-high in dropping 30 points. His contract with the Elastopainters is also set to expire this season.

ROS led big by as much 20 points, 101-81 in the fourth quarter.

➤ Big man Norbert Torres also backstopped ROS with 12 points and 13 boards, Jewel Ponferada added 13 points.

➤ Import Aaron Fuller paced the losing Road Warriors with 29 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 dishes.

➤ Rain or Shine finished their Governors’ Cup campaign and wounded-up with 3-10 win-loss slate. NLEX, meanwhile, reached the PBA quarterfinals despite the loss as they dropped to 7th place on a 5-6 record.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 17-31, 46-51, 82-74, 107-101.

Rain or shine: 107

Tiu 30, Ponferada 13, Maiquez 12, Torres 12, Nambatac 10, Norwood 8, Yap 8, Daquioag 6, Onwubere 5, Borboran 3, Casino 0, Washington 0.

NLEX: 101

Fuller 29, Galanza 14, Miranda 12, Paniamogan 11, Taulava 9, Fonacier 8, Tiongson 5, Mallari 4, Monfort 3, Quinahan 3, Rios 3, Baguio 0, Ighalo 0, Tallo 0, Marcelo 0.

Posted on November 4, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

NLEX outlasts Alaska in overtime, 116-110

October 26, 2018 – Ynares Center

by Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: NLEX Road Warriors outlasted the Alaska Aces in overtime, 116-110, to continue their campaign in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo. Import Aaron Fuller dropped a ferocious double-double as he made 42 buckets and 22 caroms, while JR Quiñahan added 15 points and 9 boards.

Notes:

➤ The Aces were still in the lead, 110-109 with barely a minute remaining, but Quiñahan‘s dagger trey elevated the Road Warriors to surge ahead 112-110. He later sealed the win for NLEX by securing four clutch free throw conversions.

➤ NLEX led in the rebounds department with 57 caroms total compared to Alaska’s 52, they also moved the ball better with 31 assists against the Aces’ 27.

➤ Reinforcement Mike Harris whipped-up his own double-double for the losing Aces as he dropped 35 points and 26 rebounds, while muscle-man Vic Manuel chipped-in 22 markers and 5 caroms.

➤ NLEX is now 5-5 in the Governors’ Cup and is one victory away from entering the quarterfinals, while the Aces dropped to second place with a 7-3 win-loss record.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 19-20, 53-43, 77-77, 99-99, 116-110.

NLEX: 116

Fuller 42, Quinahan 15, Ighalo 8, Galanza 8, Baguio 7, Tallo 7, Tiongson 3, Fonacier 2, Soyud 2, Taulava 0.

ALASKA: 110

Harris 35, Manuel 22, Casio 16, Enciso 10, Banchero 9, Racal 6, Teng 6, Baclao 4, Thoss 2, Pascual 0, Exciminiano 0.

Posted on October 27, 2018 - Ynares Center - Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

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:

Magnolia Hotshots torches NLEX Road Warriors, 102-72

August 22, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok torched the NLEX Road Warriors, 102-72, to start its 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations campaign with a big win this Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Romeo Travis led the Pambansang Manok with 21 points, 13 boards and 3 assists, while guard Mark Barroca added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals.

Notes:

➤ The Hotshots built a huge margin of 19 points in the first canto, and soared to an insurmountable 25 points lead by the end of the half.

➤ Semi-injured reinforcement Olu Ashaoulu backstopped NLEX with near double-double of 21 buckets, 9 caroms and 3 dimes, while Juami Tiongson made 8 markers.

Magnolia is missing the services of explosive guard Paul Lee Dalistan who is in the thick of 2018 Asian Games basketball tournament.

Travis last played for the Alaska Aces in 2015.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 31-12, 55-30, 76-52, 102-72.

magnolia: 102

Travis 21, Barroca 13, Simon 12, Gamalinda 10, dela Rosa 10, Reavis 8, Melton 7, Jalalon 6, Sangalang 5, Mendoza 4, Ramos 4, Herndon 2, Pascual 0, Brondial 0, Abundo 0.

nlex: 72

Ashaolu 21, Tiongson 8, Fonacier 6, Ighalo 6, Mallari 5, Quinahan 5, Rios 5, Paniamogan 4, Monfort 2, Baguio 2, Miranda 2, Galanza 2, Gotladera 2, Tallo 2, Marcelo 0, Soyud 0.

Posted on August 23, 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

PBA News:

Magnolia breaks NLEX, 116-89

July 4, 2018 – Mall of Asia Arena

PBA News 2018: Magnolia Pambansang Manok Hotshots cracked the NLEX Road Warriors, 116-89, to share 6th place in the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup 2018 this Wednesday at MOA Arena in Pasay. Import Wayne Chism lifted the Hotshots with his 27 monstrous points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks, while “Angas ng Tondo” Paul Lee posted 21 markers.

Notes:

  • Magnolia Hotshots now has the same 5-5 win-loss slate with Barangay Ginebra Kings and Globalport Batang Pier and 6th place in the quarterfinal round.
  • NLEX bowed out of contention and dropped to a dismal 2-9 slate.
  • The Hotshots are coming off a four game losing skid before winning against NLEX.
  • Coming back from wrist injury, Ian Sangalang made 9 points for Magnolia.
  • Reinforcement Oluseyi Ashaolu provided 31 points and 12 boards for the Road Warriors while Mac Tallo contributed 19 points.
Game Scores:
Quarters: 34-18; 54-40; 85-77; 116-89.

magnolia: 116

Chism 27, Lee 21, Barroca 15, Ramos 11, Brondial 10, Jalalon 10, Sangalang 9, Mendoza 5, Melton 3, Dela Rosa 2, Reavis 2, Herndon 1, Abundo 0, Simon 0.

nlex: 89

Ashaolu 31, Tallo 19, Buenafe 12, Quinahan 9, Ighalo 6, Soyud 6, Uyloan 3, Tiongson 2, Baguio 1, Marcelo 0, Taulava 0, Rios 0, Gotladera 0.

Written by Rock Punzalan

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PBA News:

San Miguel Beermen wallops NLEX Road Warriors, 125-114

June 24, 2018 – Calasiao Sports

By Rock Punzalan

San Miguel routed NLEX, 125-114, in the ongoing PBA Commissioner’s Cup 2018 this Saturday at the Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan. Junemar Fajardo led the spirited Beermen with 30 points and 13 rebounds, while power import Renaldo Balkman contributed 25 markers and 16 boards. Long range sniper Marcio Lassiter also chipped-in 26 buckets on 6 of 9 treys. Arnett Moultrie, meanwhile, backstopped the losing Road Warriors with monstrous 43 points and 16 caroms.

Notes:

The Road Warriors were missing the services of Kevin Alas and Larry Fonacier due to injury, while Kiefer Ravena is still under FIBA suspension.

The game was a resurgence of sorts for veteran Asi Taulava who added the rainbow bomb to his arsenal, shooting five total three points. He finished with 18 points in the game for the Road Warriors.

The win seals a sure playoff berth for the Beermen as Fajardo departs for Gilas tip-off against Taiwan on June 29th.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 31-34, 65-55, 97-85, 125-114.

SAN MIGUEL: 125

Fajardo 30, Lassiter 26, Balkman 25, Cabagnot 17, Ross 12, Heruela 4, Santos 4, Rosser 3, Mamaril 2, Nabong 2, Pessumal 0.

nlex: 114

Moultrie 43, Taulava 18, Tiongson 8, Baguio 7, Ighalo 6, Quinahan 6, Tallo 6, Uyloan 5, Rios 5, Soyud 5, Buenafe 3, Gotladera 2, Marcelo 0.

Posted June 24, 2018 - Calasiao Pangasinan

Written by Rock Punzalan