ROS bludgeons Mahindra in Yap's debut

By Ivan Saldajeno

ANTIPOLO—Rain Or Shine mauled Mahindra, 105-83, in the PBA's first visit to the Ynares Center this season on Wednesday night.

The Elasto Painters wasted no time in handing the Floodbusters a sound beating, never looking back after the first basket and opening a lead as high as 49 points before Coach Caloy Garcia let his seldom-used players finish the game.

Jericho Cruz led ROS with 15 points, three rebounds, and four assists, while Maverick Ahanmisi added 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, and one steal.

James Yap played his first game as an Elasto Painter and chipped in 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Alex Mallari, Philip Paniamogan, and Russel Escoto each tallied 10 markers for Mahindra.

Gary David only made a single point in his maiden stint with the Floodbusters.

Box Scores:

Rain Or Shine 105-Cruz 15, Ahanmisi 14, Tiu 11, Yap 10, Belga 8, Tolomia 8, Chan 7, Almazan 6, Norwood 6, Maiquez 5, Washington 4, Ibañes 3, Ponferada 3, Matias 0

Mahindra 83-Escoto 10, Mallari 10, Paniamogan 10, Guevarra 9, Eriobu 8, Araña 7, Yee 6, Celda 5, Nimes 4, Revilla 4, Apinan 3, Deutchman 3, Salva 3, David 1, Ballesteros 0

Quarterscores: 26-16, 61-32, 92-48, 105-83

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