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BARAKO Bull registered the most lopsided win in franchise history, wallopping Powerade squad 117-78
Sunday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Sunday Salvacion scored 20 points and Willie Miller had 16 on top of five assists in leading the
Energy's explosive show and bounce-back performance after a 72-93 loss to Alaska last Wednesday.
"In our opening game against Petron, we lost by double digits and we responded well by winning our
next four games. We lost to Alaska by 21 points and we responded well again tonight," said Barako
coach Junel Baculi.
"I think this shows they (Energy) are capable of bouncing back from a humiliating and humbling loss.
They vowed to return with a bang and they did," he added.
It was the fifth win in seven games for the Energy, keeping them at third-running spot.
The loss was a rather unexpected one for Powerade, which is coming off a 108-94 win over Petron
Blaze a week ago, dropping it to a3-4 slate.
Paul Artadi added 14 points and Leo Avenido 12 and both typified Barako's tough defensive stance by
helping stifle Jayvee Casio, Gary David and Marcio Lassiter.
David, who was averaging 22.8 points per contest and coming off a new career-high 42-point
performance against Petron, was held to a conference-low five points before leaving the game for
good as early as the last four minutes of the third period due to sprain off a drive.
Casio was limited to just four points on 2-of-7 field shooting, compared to Artadi's 6-of-8, while
Lassiter wound up with just nine points on 3-of-9 shooting.
The difference ballooned to as much as 105-52 as Barako Bull flirted with breaking the league's
all-time record of a 55-point winning margin, set when U-Tex beat Great Taste 154-99 in the 1980
Baculi opted to field mostly seldom-used players in the stretch, however, with his thoughts already
focused on how to prepare for leader Rain or Shine in their Friday match. He admitted the one-sided
outcome did surprise him.
"I was not expecting a blowout," he stated. "I think we did our homework well. I was a little bit
surprised because Powerade beat Petron. We were wary of Gary exploding again. I think we played good
defense on David."
Just a game after being limited to team conference lows in scoring, field goal percentage and
rebounds in a 72-93 loss to Alaska last Wednesday, Barako came out snorting fire against Powerade
and took a 62-29 bulge at the half.
There was no let-up on the Barako surge as Salvacion took the lead in the third period with eight of
his points, although it was Pennisi's back-to-back short stabs that made it an 80-39 game before
Dylan Ababou's putback gave them a 90-47 lead going into the last 12 minutes.
Seigle scattered all of his 11 points in just eight minutes of action in the second period to lead a
sustained charge. He followed up back-to-back triples by Avenido and Salvacion with seven straight
points to give the Energy a 53-21 spread before Miller's own trey gave them their first 33-point
lead at 56-23.
Ironically, it was in the second period that Powerade shot its best clip from the field, making
|Paul Artadi, proud to be a Barako Bull|
The Tigers missed 14 of their 19 shots in the first period and made only three of 19 attempts in the
third. They made half of their 26 shots in the fourth, but that was when the outcome was completely
All those conspired to make the lopsided win take shape early, with Salvacion and Artadi
spearheading an 11-0 run that pulled Barako away from an 11-6 count and into a 22-6 lead. (NC)
BARAKO BULL 117 - Salvacion 20, Miller 16, Artadi 14, Avenido 12, Seigle 11, Sorongon 7, Ababou 7,
Arboleda 7, Pennisi 6, Allado 6, Salvador 4, Pena 4, Gatumbato 3.
POWERADE 78 - Anthony 13, Kramer 12, Lassiter 9, Antonio 9, Martinez 7, Vanlandingham 7, Calimag 6,
David 5, Casio 4, Lingganay 2, Allera 2, Crisano 2, Cruz 0.
Quarterscores: 27-13, 62-29, 90-47, 117-78
TALK AND TEXT BEATS GINEBRA
TALK N Text came back from a nine-day break brimming with energy and pounced on Barangay Ginebra,
86-71 to remain in the hunt for first place in the 2011-12 PBA Philippine Cup.
The Tropang Texters, who notched their third straight victory and improved to 5-1, are now just a
win behind pacesetter Rain Or Shine (6-1).
Talk N Text outscored Barangay Ginebra, 25-14 in the breakaway second quarter to vault ahead by 17
points, 48-31 at the half. Starring for the Tropang Texters in that period were backcourtmen Jayson
Castro who pumped in nine points and Ryan Reyes who had back-to-back three point shots.
Talk N Text continued its juggernaut in the third quarter as it established a huge 23 point
advantage, 64-41 on a triple by Kelly Williams, 4:34 remaining in the period. The Tropang Texters
were up, 69-52 entering the fourth.
But Barangay Ginebra wasn’t done yet and tried to muster a comeback in the final quarter.
Ronald Tubid and Mike Cortez rifled in triples while Enrico Villanueva added a free throw in a 7-0
assault that brought the Gin Kings to within ten points, 69-59, 9:40 remaining.
But after Jared Dillinger and John Wilson exchanged two free throws, Talk N Text pulled away for
good with Reyes and Williams buckling back to work anew.
Reyes even completed a rare four-point play off a foul by Villanueva at the height of a 12-2 blast
“This is our way of paying tribute to our brothers at Philex Mining,” said TNT coach Vincent
“Chot” Reyes saying that they spent time bonding with miners in Baguio during the nine-day
break. “They are part of the family, too. They do a tough job working 600 feet to a thousand feet
Reyes led the Tropang Texters with 20 points, four rebounds, six assists and two steals. Williams
completed a double-double with 19 points and 11 boards aside from two assists and a steal.
Mark Caguioa led the Gin Kings with 14 points while Cortez had 11 as only these two players finished
in double figures in scoring. Barangay Ginebra dropped to 3-4.(BP)
TALK N' TEXT 86 - Reyes 20, Williams 19, Dillinger 14, Castro 13, Peek 7, Fonacier 5, Aguilar 3,
Raymundo 2, De Ocampo 2, Carey 1, Aban 0.
GINEBRA 71 - Caguioa 14, Cortez 11, Labagala 8, Canaleta 8, Intal 7, Tubid 6, Villanueva 6, W.
Wilson 4, Helterbrand 3, Cervantes 2, J. Wilson 2, De Ocampo 0.
Quarterscores: 23-17, 48-31, 69-52, 86-71