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Filipino Basketball (Men)

PBA Standings
 1. San Miguel Beermen 8-3 
 2. Meralco Bolts 8-3 
 3. Alaska Aces 7-4 
 4. Barangay Ginebra 7-4 
 5. Rain or Shine 7-4 
 6. Talk N Text 6-5 
 7. NLEX RW 5-6 
 8. Purefoods SH 5-6 
 9. Mahindra E. 4-7 
 10. Blackwater 3-8 
 11. Phoenix 3-8 
 12. Globalport 3-8 
Last:4/16/2016
PBA D-League Standings
 1. Cafe France B. 7-1 
 2. Caida 7-1 
 3. Jam Liner 5-3 
 4. Phoenix 5-3 
 5. Tanduay 5-3 
 6. AMA Univ. 2-6 
 7. BDO 2-6 
 8. Mindanao 1-6 
 9. Wangs BC 1-7 
Last:3/15/2016
Points Per Game
 Tyler WILKERSON
  San M.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 36.6
 1. Wilkerson, San M.36.6 
 2. Thornton, NLEX R.36.1 
 3. Taggart, Globalport34.4 
 4. Ratliffe, Purefood.27.5 
 5. Romeo, Globalport26.4 
 6. Bowles, Ponce26.4 
 7. Simon, Talk N Text24.5 
 8. Pinkney, Phoenix23.4 
 9. Jeffers, Barangay.22.5 
 10. Edwards, Alaska A.22.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Calvin WARNER
  Jacksonv.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Warner, Jacksonv.19.8 
 2. Ratliffe, Purefood.18.1 
 3. Onuaku, Meralco17.5 
 4. Rhett, Blackwater16.7 
 5. Jeffers, Barangay.15.7 
 6. Simon, Talk N Text15.5 
 7. Taggart, Globalport14.8 
 8. Wilkerson, San M.14.3 
 9. Bowles, Ponce13.2 
 10. Pinkney, Phoenix13.0 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  San M.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Ross, San M.6.4 
 2. Pringle, Globalport5.4 
 3. William, Talk N.5.3 
 4. Cortez, Blackwater5.1 
 5. Jeffers, Barangay.4.9 
 6. Barroca, Purefood.4.5 
 7. Garcia, Phoenix4.0 
 8. Tenorio, Barangay.4.0 
 9. Cabagnot, San M.3.9 
 10. Romeo, Globalport3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  San M.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Ross, San M.2.3 
 2. Dela Cruz, Black.2.3 
 3. Wright, Tijuana2.0 
 4. Simon, Talk N Text1.9 
 5. Edwards, Alaska A.1.7 
 6. Jeffers, Barangay.1.5 
 7. Dehesa, Mahindra.1.5 
 8. Wilkerson, San M.1.4 
 9. Abueva, Alaska Ac.1.4 
 10. Lanete, Phoenix1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 David SIMON
  Talk N Text
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Simon, Talk N Text2.7 
 2. Bowles, Ponce2.2 
 3. Wilkerson, San M.2.1 
 4. Edwards, Alaska A.2.1 
 5. Erram, Blackwater1.9 
 6. Dozier, Alaska Aces1.9 
 7. Taggart, Globalport1.6 
 8. Gilchrist, Mahindr.1.6 
 9. Rhett, Blackwater1.5 
 10. Onuaku, Meralco1.5 
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2012 PBA Philippine Cup Roundup: October 21, 2012 - Oct 21, 2012


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A few days after they got robbed right inside the Mall of Asia Arena, the Meralco Bolts rebounded by finishing strong and beating the Air21 Express. Sol Mercado and Mac Cardona combined for 42 points to lead the Bolts, now at 3 wins and 2 losses, while Reynel Hugnatan and Jay-R Reyes paired up for 17 points and 24 rebounds down low.

Meralco employed great defense here, limiting all but one Express player to single digits (John Wilson netted 16 points), while also forcing 19 Air21 turnovers. Meralco coach Ryan Gregorios wards shot a blistering 41% from beyond the arc, highlighted by a combined 10 treys from Mercado, Cardona, and Ronjay Buenafe.

In the second game, the Boosters relied on steady execution in the second half to turn back the tough-fighting Ginebra Kings. Alex Cabagnot came through this time around, seemingly responding to the call-out made by teammate Arwind Santos after their previous loss, scoring 25 points while dishing out 9 assists. For his part, Santos recorded a monster double-double, scoring 22 markers, collaring 17 rebounds, and blocking 2 shots. Former Gilas standout Chris Lutz, who engaged Ginebra ace Mark Caguioa in a word war throughout the match, also did well, putting up 18 points. Former Green Archer Joseph Yeo, meanwhile, hit 4 triples on his way to finishing with 16 markers.

Caguioa led the Kings with 23 points, but he shot just 9-of-25 from the field. LA Tenorio also had a good game, bouncing back from his subpar performance last Friday by recording 15 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds. It was all for naught, however, as Ginebra fell for the third time in a row after winning its first two assignments.

Game Recaps:
MERALCO BOLTS over AIR21 EXPRESS, 85-72

Meralco notched a win that somehow eased the pain on its horrific experience from its previous trip at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The Bolts vented their ire on the Air 21 Express for an 85-72 win in the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup, coming out winners this time at the state-of-the-art venue in Pasay City.

We defended well today. We defended our things well and the numbers put up by Air 21 are not so significant, said Meralco head coach Ryan Gregorio, who was among Bolts member victimized by thieves who ransacked their locker room last Wednesday, during halftime of their 105-104 loss to GlobalPort.

After that harrowing experience, we were able to bounce back strong, came out with better focus, competed and played good basketball.

Gregorio blamed himself on their one-point loss to Batang Pier but his players came out with better focus and determination for 48 minutes to claim their third win in five matches.

With Meralco management deploying its own security personnel for the locker room, the Bolts were able to concentrate on the battle on the court.

Solomon Mercado finished with a game-high 24 points spiked by five three-pointers, while Mark Cardona and Ronjay Buenafe contributed 18 and 13 points, respectively, for the Bolts

Reynel Hugnatan also came up huge for Meralco with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

John Wilson was the lone Air 21 player in double figures with 16 points. The Express win-loss record dropped to 1-4.

Air 21 was in the thick of things early in the fourth quarter, trailing 63-59, before Hugnatan and Cardona joined forces for a decisive 16-3 burst to pull away from a tight contest with 5:13 left in the game.

Were lacking consistency right now. We can compete in certain level but we cant execute down the stretch, said Express coach Franz Pumaren. I guess the players are still feeling each other.

MER 85- Mercado 24, Cardona 18, Buenafe 13, Hugnatan 10, Reyes 7, Nabong 6, Artadi 5, Salvacion 2, Hodge 0, Borboran 0
A21 72- Wilson 16, Taha 9, Canaleta 9, Sena 8, Isip 8, Omolon 7, Reyes 4, Baclao 3, Atkins 2, Escobal 2, Ritualo 2, Arboleda 2
QS: 18-14, 43-33, 63-56, 85-72

PETRON BLAZE BOOSTERS over BGY. GINEBRA KINGS, 98-95

Arwind Santos scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, while Alex Cabagnot added 25 points as Petron snapped its two-game Philippine Cup losing streak with a 98-95 victory over Ginebra Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The victory came just two days after Santos called out his teammates for lacking heart. In earlier comments to InterAKTV, he specifically mentioned Cabagnots play.

After the game, Santos stood by his statements.

Alam niya naman kung bakit ako nagsalita ng ganoon. Alam niya naman ang pagkatao ko, said Santos.

Sana yung pagkakabitaw ko ng salitang yun, sana magtuloy-tuloy pa. Sana maintindihan nila ako. Sabi ko kay Alex, Prove it to me.

Petron was up in the fourth quarter, 89-80, on a layup by Joseph Yeo, before Ginebra rattled off an 11-2 run to come within two points. A putback by Willie Wilson a couple of plays later tied the game at 95-all.

Petron regained the lead on a layup by Joseph Yeo, before LA Tenorio threw the ball away in the ensuing possession with less than 10 seconds to go. Ginebra sent Cabagnot to the line, and the Boosters point guard split his free throws.

Mark Caguioa had one last shot to tie the game for Ginebra, but his three-point attempt hit the back of the iron, allowing Santos to collar the rebound to seal the win.

Cabagnot added eight assists, while Chris Lutz had 18 points. Yeo chipped in 16 points, including four three-pointers.

I think Petron plays better with an injured lineup, said Boosters coach Olsen Racela, who lost veteran Danny Ildefonso during the game due to a dislocated left shoulder. The team is already without top pick June Mar Fajardo, who underwent an operation for his swollen scrotum.

It really shows the character of the team. Everyone is helping out, added Racela.

It was Ginebras third consecutive loss after winning its first two Philippine Cup assignments. Petron moved into a tie with the Gin Kings in the standings with similar 2-3 win-loss records.

PET 98- Cabagnot 25, Santos 22, Lutz 18, Yeo 16, Pena 6, Washington 4, Ildefonso 4, Lanete 2, Mallari 1, Sison 0, Miranda 0
GIN 95- Caguioa 23, Tenorio 15, Raymundo 14, Ellis 8, Wilson 8, Maierhofer 7, Mamaril 7, Helterbrand 7, Maliksi 5, Jensen 1, Hatfield 0
QS: 20-25, 48-49, 74-68, 98-95

Source: Unless otherwise specified, game recaps were compressed and compiled from InterAKTV. (Writing credit to Rey Joble.)
  




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Vanguardia
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Sutton
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