PBA 2018:

Magnolia Hotshots torches NLEX Road Warriors, 102-72

August 22, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

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

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

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 for Philippine Basketball News Team