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DAVID LEADS POWERADE OVER ALASKA
Gary David, last season’s scoring champ limited to 14 points in their last game, came back with
his guns ablaze, rifling in 26 to lead Powerade to a 79-67 win over the Alaska Aces in the 2011-12
PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday.
David made two of six three-point attempts, eight of 13 two-point tries and four of four charities
as he served as steady anchor carrying the Tigers to a second win in three games in the season.
The Aces, meanwhile, stayed winless in three starts with top guns LA Tenorio and Cyrus Baguio
nowhere to be found in the contest.
Doug Kramer came through with a double-double game with 12 rebounds and 10 points with Marcio
Lassiter adding 13 markers as the Tigers bounced back from a 93-96 loss to the Rain or Shine Elasto
Painters a week ago.
“Pinagtyagaan namin sa practice ito,” said David of the solid showing they put up versus the
“I’m quite confident that given the time, the team can be even better,” said coach Bo Perasol.
“We have the personnel now. We have the youth and we have the veterans who are still willing to
play. The young players and the veterans work together,” added Perasol.
“And remember that we’re still missing the services of (top draft pick) Jayvee Casio. We’ll
have more firepower and leadership once he joins us,” Perasol further said.
The Tigers showed good promise particularly in this game where they got off to a hot start and led
by as many as 17 at 26-9.
They wavered in the second period but returned firing in the second half, going on to score a
victory as convincing as their initial win over the Shopinas.com Clickers.
Veterans Rommel Adducul and William Antonio had their contributions, each scoring seven points and
grabbing 13 rebounds between themselves.
The Tigers converted 39 percent of their shots as against the Aces’ 33.8-percent clip.
Glaring was Tenorio’s 1-of-11 field goal shooting as he finished with just three points.
He was 0-of-7 from the three-point area in this game and 5-of-31 overall in the season.
Baguio finished with six points on 3-of-6 shooting.
Powerade got off to a jackrabbit start but lost the momentum in the second period, settling for a
36-35 edge at the half.
Down by 13, 15-28, in the opening quarter, Alaska got into the game in converting 8-of-17 field goal
shots in the next period compared to Powerade’s 3-of-17 clip. (SB)
POWERADE 79 - David 26, Lassiter 13, Kramer 10, Adducul 7, Antonio 7, Lingganay 6, Calimag 4,
Vanlandingham 3, Cruz 2, Anthony 1, Crisano 0.
ALASKA 67 - Reyes 12, Baracael 11, Thoss 11, Dela Cruz 10, Bugia 8, Baguio 6, Cablay 4, Tenorio 3,
Custodio 2, Salamat 0, Eman 0.
Quarterscores: 28-15, 36-35, 63-55, 79-67
PETRON WINS 3RD STRAIGHT GAME
THE prospect of another Petron Blaze player being sidelined for a longer time looms, so coach Ato
Agustin was quick in giving advise to Arwind Santos in the course of their game against Shopinas.com
“Ang sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Just continue playing hard, pero di dapat mag-relax,’” related
Agustin. “Kasi kapag naging relaxed ang laro ng isang player at tulad niyang talon ng talon mas
malamang na mag-suffer naman ng groin injury.”
Santos took heed and tapered off a bit, but was still one of the major factors in the Boosters’
cruising 98-87 victory over the Clickers in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Santos notched 16 points and 21 rebounds, with only two points and no rebounds coming in the fourth
period, and three teammates had at least 12 points as Petron racked up its third straight victory to
break out of its tie with idle Talk ‘N Text and vault into the solo lead.
Denok Miranda scored a team-high 18 points, Chris Lutz added 17 and Joseph Yeo 12. Alex Cabagnot
only scored nine, but he issued as many assists.
Yeo also scored 10 of his points in the second half that saw the Boosters buckle down to serious
business and completely dominate the hapless Clickers to the tune of as much as a 94-73 lead.
The victory also came on the heels of a report the injury that struck Hontiveros in Petron’s first
game and has sidelined him since may turn out to be a feared torn anterior cruciate ligament on his
“Pinapag-work out namin siya at mukhang okay naman, pero may pain kaya ipina-MRI (magnetic
resonance imaging) siya. Baka ACL kasi ang laki ng bukol,” said Agustin.
Santos’ rebounds were the most by a local player since he himself tallied 27 in a loss to Rain or
Shine last June 24 in the last season-ending Governors Cup which the Boosters ultimately won against
Talk ‘N Text.
It was also the seventh straight double-double in all by Santos, more than making up for the
continued absence of Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Jay Washington, Lordy Tugade and Dondon Hontiveros.
It was the third straight loss by Shopinas in as many games, notwithstanding the new career-high 22
points posted by Jojo Duncil and the double-digits chipped in by RJ Jazul, Paolo Hubalde, Ren-Ren
Ritualo and James Sena.
Shopinas also moved past Air21 and is now chasing Red Bull for the worst-ever start by a new team.
The Thunder started their PBA campaign by dropping their first six games in 2000.
The Clickers actually made a game of it in the first half but seemed to start losing heart when
Santos capped a 10-point, 13-rebound half with a halfcourt heave that barely beat the buzzer and
banked in to give the Boosters a 51-39 lead.
Sena and Duncil were primary reasons why Shopinas stayed within 52-62, but Lutz scored on
back-to-back drives and Alex Cabagnot scored seven of his points in the last 3:22 of the third
period to jack Petron’s lead to 79-65.
The ending was a far cry from what Shopinas offered when it kept coming back from early deficits to
make a tight game of it until the final 4:02 mark of the second period, when Duncil’s drive pegged
a 35-all count.
Then Agustin’s son, Marc, a second round pick by Powerade, chipped in six of his career-high nine
points in a 13-2 surge to spark Petron’s breakaway. (NC)
PETRON 98 - Miranda 18, Lutz 17, Santos 16, Yeo 12, Agustin 9, Cabagnot 9, Ildefonso 6, Reyes 5,
Baclao 4, Sharma 2, Guevarra 0.
SHOPINAS.COM 87 - Duncil 22, Jazul 12, Hubalde 12, Ritualo 12, Sena 10, Menor 9, Espiritu 4, Se 3,
Canlas 2, Canta 1, Ilad 0, Hermida 0, Mirza 0.
Quarterscores: 21-15, 51-39, 79-65, 98-87
STANDINGS [ SOURCE : PBA.ph ]
- Petron Blaze 3-0
- Talk N Text 2-0
- Powerade 2-1
- Rain or Shine 2-1
- Meralco 2-1
- Barako Bull 1-1
- B-Meg 1-2
- Brgy.Ginebra 1-2
- Shopinas.com 0-3
- Alaska 0-3