Wednesday, November 2, 2011

PBA Wednesday [November 2, 2011] Scores


B-MEG needed a strong fourth quarter performance to break away from a tight contest and post a 76-65 win over the hard-fighting on Wednesday in the 2011-12 PBA Philippine at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Mark Barroca keyed the Llamados’ fourth-quarter surge and finished with a career-high 13 points, allowing B-MEG to deal the Clickers their sixth loss in as many games to remain winless in the tournament.

Peter June Simon fired a game-high 18 points while James Yap added 12, nine of which came in the final quarter when he and Barroca anchored the run to give their team its third win in seven games.

“Mark was phenomenal,” said B-MEG head coach Tim Cone. “I told [B-MEG assistant] Jeff [Cariaso] he’s everywhere. He blocks shots, gets rebounds, fights screens. He really reminds me of a young Johnny Abarrientos.”

“I’m really happy for him. He will be a great player in this league and I said that in the beginning.”

Elmer Espiritu paced Shopinas with 13 points as the lone Shopinas player in double figures, with James Sena and Rj Jazul coming close with nine points apiece.

Despite their offensive struggles, the Clickers managed to stay close in the first three quarters and trailed only by three-points, 51-48, entering the fourth quarter.

But the Llamados unloaded a 22-8 run in the first seven minutes of the final canto to erect a 72-56 margin with 4:34 left in the game.

Jojo Duncil ended the Shopinas drought with a jumper but time was not on their side to absorb their sixth straight defeat. The Clickers are now the only team in the tournament that has yet to get a win following Alaska’s victory in the first game over Barako Bull.

“Our defense turned the game up,” said Cone, who admitted that he’s not happy with their current 3-4 win-loss slate right now.

“We’ll try to work our way up to 0.500. From there, it will be a new whole season for us. We’re not happy with the record but I truly think the players feel good about their game.”

The Clickers simply lost their focus in the game especially Ogie Menor, who was thrown out in the game for incurring a technical foul and a flagrant foul.

Llamados veteran guard Roger Yap was also tossed out of the game for two technical foul.

The scores:

B-MEG 76 – Simon 18, Barroca 13, Yap J. 12, De Vance 9, Raymundo 7, Pingris 5, Urbiztondo 4, Reavis 3, Yap R. 3, Maierhofer 2, Acuna 0.

SHOPINAS.COM 65 – Espiritu 13, Sena 9, Jazul 9, Hubalde 8, Duncil 6, Canlas 5, Mirza 5, Ritualo 5, Menor 4, Aquino 1, Sison 0, Hermida 0, Daa 0, Se 0.


Alaska finally got its first win in post-Tim Cone era.

Banking on the career-high of Sonny Thoss, the Aces used a strong second half to tame Barako Bull, 93-72, and snap a five-game losing streak in the 2011-12 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Thoss set a new personal best of 27 points to go along with his 12 rebounds. He also got plenty of help from his teammates to give coach Joel Banal his first win as coach of Alaska and snap the Energy’s four-game winning streak.

“Basically, it’s putting the ball in the hole,” said Banal, who also drew double figures from rookie Mac Baracael (16 points), LA Tenorio (15) and Cyrus Baguip (10). “We were not making shots in our first five games.”

“In the second half, we controlled our offense and we stayed aggressive on defense. Hopefully, we can do it again.”

Barako Bull was led by rookie Dylan Ababou, who had 19 points, and actually led 40-36 in the first 24 minutes before Alaska’s offense got going in the next stage.

Thoss started a 15-4 run in the third period that gave the Aces a 51-44 lead. Alaska outscored Barako, 25-14, in the third quarter to take a 61-54 spread.

The Energy never made a serious run since.

“I just hope we don’t feel relieved by winning this game. It will be good for us and hope we will have more games like this,” added Banal.

Don Allado and Sunday Salvacion added 11 and 10 points respectively for Barako Bull. But the team missed the offense of Willie Miller, who was held down to just five points.

The scores:

ALASKA 93 – Thoss 27, Baracael 16, Tenorio 15, Baguio 10, Dela Cruz 9, Reyes 8, Cablay 8, Custodio 0, Eman 0.

BARAKO 72 – Ababou 19, Allado 11, Salvacion 10, Seigle 9, Artadi 6, Miller 5, Salvador 4, Pena 4, Pennisi 2, Arboleda 2, Sorongon 0, Avenido 0.

Quarters: 18-17, 36-40, 61-54, 93-72

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