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ROS breaks loose in fourth to pummel Barako

Jeff Chan went 3-of-3 from beyond the arc for Rain Or Shine. PBA
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Rain Or Shine went berserk in the fourth quarter and turned back Barako Bull, 110-104, in the nightcap of the PBA Philippine Cup doubleheader at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday.

The Elasto Painters opened the final frame on a 20-7 run to open an 18-point cushion, 96-78.

The Energy tried to mount a late comeback, but their rally came a bit too late and the E-Painters responded with key baskets down the stretch.

Jericho Cruz led Rain Or Shine, which tied San Miguel in second place at 5-1, with 19 points, three rebounds, three assists, and one block.

Jewel Ponferada and Jeff Chan added 18 each with Ponferada grabbing 13 rebounds and Chan making all of his three triple tries.

R.R. Garcia top scored for Barako, which slipped to 3-4, with 23 markers.

Box Scores:

Rain Or Shine 110-Cruz 19, Chan 18, Ponferada 18, Norwood 13, Ahanmisi 11, Almazan 8, Belga 6, Quinahan 5, Teng 4, Tiu 4, Nimes 2, Trollano 2, Ibanes 0, Matias 0

Barako Bull 104 - Garcia 23, Wilson 21, Urbiztondo 16, Monfort 9, Pennisi 8, Intal 7, Lanete 7, Miranda 7, Fortuna 6, Baracael 0, Brondial 0, Sorongon 0

Quarterscores: 24-20, 49-41, 76-71, 110-104

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