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Ginebra bludgeons Mahindra to continue winning run


By Ivan Saldajeno

ANTIPOLO--Ginebra mauled Mahindra, 104-86, in the nightcap of the PBA Commissioner's Cup doubleheader at the Ynares Center on Wednesday.

The Barangay opened the game on an 11-0 run and never looked back despite some mini-spurts from the Enforcers to get their third straight win after a 0-2 start, eventually tying their victims in the team standings.

Othyus Jeffers fired 24 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists for Ginebra, which just broke out from a packed middle part of the team standings.

KG Canaleta tallied 22 markers, four boards, one dime, and one block for Mahindra, which conceded its hold of second place to Philippine Cup finalists Alaska and San Miguel, a 108-96 winner over Blackwater earlier Wednesday.

Box Scores:

Ginebra 104-Jeffers 24, Tenorio 15, Aguilar 14, Devance 12, Slaughter 12, Mercado 7, Ellis 6, Thompson 5, Caguioa 3, Cruz 2, Marcelo 2, Salva 2, Helterbrand 0

Mahindra 86-Canaleta 22, Gilchrist 18, Revilla 11, Ramos 8, Yee 8, Bagatsing 5, Dehesa 5, Pascual 4, Hubalde 3, Guinto 2, Digregorio 0, Jaime 0, Pinto 0, Webb 0

Quarterscores: 22-13, 46-29, 72-62, 104-86

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