PBA News:

San Miguel cracks Alaska, 92-79, bags Game 1

July 14, 2018 – MOA Arena

PBA News 2018: San Miguel Beermen cracked the Alaska Aces, 92-79, and bagged Game 1 of their Best-of-Five duel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Semifinals this Saturday at the MOA Arena. Four time PBA MVP Junemar Fajardo carried the Beermen storm with his 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals.

Notes:

➤ Alex Cabagnot also added 15 buckets and 5 assists for the Beermen, while Renaldo Balkman managed to chip-in a double-double of 13 points and 11 caroms.

Alaska big man Diamon Simpson led the defeated Aces with gargantuan 31 points, 24 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks while Vic Manuel dropped 16 points and 6 boards. Manuel’s 20 points-a-game streak was halted today (11 games total).

➤ SMB now leads the Milkmen 1-0 in their Semifinals battle. They will resume court hostilities on Monday July 16 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 25-24, 52-41, 75-65, 92-79.

san miguel: 92

Fajardo 17, Cabagnot 15, Balkman 13, Lassiter 12, Nabong 11, Standhardinger 9, Ross 3, Heruela 0.

alaska: 79

Simpson 31, Manuel 16, Enciso 7, Racal 7, Casio 6, Teng 4, Exciminiano 4, Thoss 2, Cruz 2, Pascual 0, Baclao 0, Galliguez 0.

July 14, 2018 - MOA Arena, Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA News:

San Miguel stops TNT, barges into Semis

July 11, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: San Miguel Beermen stopped Talk ‘N Text KaTropa, 106-102, to barge into the Semifinal round of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup this Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Renaldo Balkman delivered the goods for the Beermen with his 25 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Alex Cabagnot meanwhile whipped 21 markers, 6 boards and 6 dishes for SMB.

Notes:

SMB big man June Mar Fajardo also contributed a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds.

The Bro” Terrence Romeo led the TNT pack with his 28 buckets, 8 assists and 5 steals. It wasn’t enough though, as the KaTropa lost another opportunity to book a Semis ticket, after he air-balled his clutch shot in the final 28 seconds of the game.

➤Talk ‘N Text import Joshua Smith also chipped-in 21 markers and 18 rebounds, while Anthony Semerad added 19 points and 5 caroms.

➤ San Miguel will next face the Alaska Aces in a Best-of-Five Semifinal skirmish.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 27-32, 55-56, 80-77, 106-102.

san miguel: 106

Balkman 25, Cabagnot 21, Fajardo 19, Lassiter 13, Ross 11, Nabong 9, Santos 8, Ganuelas-Rosser 0, Heruela 0.

talk 'n text: 102

Romeo 28, Smith 21, Semerad 19, Rosario 11, Castro 7, Pogoy 6, Williams 6, Trollano 3, Taha 1, Carey 0, Reyes 0.

July 11, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA News:

San Miguel smites Talk ‘N Text, 121-110

July 9, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: San Miguel Beermen smote the Talk ‘N Text KaTropa, 121-110, to steal Game 1 of their best-of-three showdown  in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Quarterfinals this Monday at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Renaldo Balkman roared with 36 monstrous points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals, while June Mar Fajardo added 27 buckets and 13 boards.

Notes:

➤ San Miguel now leads 1-0 over TNT in the quarterfinals.

➤ Roger Pogoy consoled the losing KaTropa with 17 points. Reinforcement Joshua Smith meanwhile chipped-in 17 points and 8 rebounds. Veteran Fil-Am Kelly Williams also added 16 buckets – all on three point bombs.

➤ Reliable long-range sniper Marcio Lassiter also gave the Beermen 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

➤ The Beermen overcame a 23 point Talk ‘N Text lead, 23-46 in the second quarter.

➤ The quarterfinals game was controversial as Talk ‘N Text opted to protest the game which San Miguel won. Team Manager Virgil Villavicencio of TNT placed Game 1 under protest. No reasons were given yet as of press time.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 21-40, 48-62, 86-88, 121-110.

san miguel: 121

Balkman 36, Fajardo 27, Lassiter 26, Santos 10, Ross 9, Cabagnot 6, Ganuelas-Rosser 4, Nabong 3, Heruela 0, Vigil 0.

talk 'n text: 110

Pogoy 17, Smith 17, Williams 16, Romeo 13, Semerad 11, Castro 10, Trollano 10, Rosario 9, Cruz 5, Taha 2, Golla 0, Garcia 0, Paredes 0, Carey 0, Reyes 0 Tamsi 0.

July 9, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA News:

San Miguel halts Blackwater, 115-106

July 4, 2018 – Mall of Asia Arena

PBA News 2018: San Miguel Beermen halted the BlackWater Elite, 115-106, to barge into the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup 2018 this Wednesday at MOA Arena in Pasay. Veteran Arwind Santos carried the Beermen to its third straight victory with 23 big buckets and 15 rebounds . Marcio Lassiter also contributed 18 points while journeyman Kelly Nabong added 13 markers.

Notes:

SMB now sports a 6-4 win-loss slate and ranks 5th in the quarterfinals standings.

➤ Prized Puerto Rican import Renaldo Balkman was limited to only 12 points the entire ballgame.

➤ Four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Henry Walker provided 26 points and 12 caroms for the losing Elite, while Mike DiGregorio chipped-in 19 points.

➤ San Miguel’s bench outscored Blackwater 56-27.

➤ The Elite notched its 10th loss in 11 games in the Commissioner’s Cup and dropped to last in standings (12th).

Game Scores:
Quarters: 28-34, 57-49, 84-70, 115-106.

san miguel: 115

Santos 23, Lassiter 18, Nabong 13, Balkman 12, Cabagnot 12, Fajardo 10, Heruela 10, Ross 7, Pessumal 6, Mamaril 2, Vigil 2, Rosser 0.

blackwater: 106

Walker 26, Digregorio 19, Pinto 13, Zamar 11, Banal 11, Al-Hussaini 10, Jose 6, Sena 4, Javier 2, Palma 2, Cortez 2, Maliksi 0.

July 4, 2018 - Mall of Asia Arena Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA News:

San Miguel Beermen wallops NLEX Road Warriors, 125-114

June 24, 2018 – Calasiao Sports

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 for Philippine Basketball News Team