ROS pummels SMB in special preseason play

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By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Rain Or Shine's post-Yeng Guiao era went on full swing on Friday night with a 107-89 rout of defending Philippine Cup champion San Miguel in a special preseason game at the Star Arena in Baliwag.

The Elasto Painters broke away in the second quarter to maul the Beermen in front of a sellout crowd as part of the Liga ng Bayan preseason series.

Maverick Ahanmisi led ROS with 20 points, while Beau Belga added 15.

Alex Cabagnot had a game-high 25 markers for SMB in a game where Junemar Fajardo finished with a quiet five points.

The preseason series swings to Batangas City on Sunday night with Ginebra facing Blackwater.

Box Scores:

Rain or Shine 107-Ahanmisi 20, Belga 15, Washington 12, Almazan 12, Cruz 11, Chan 6, Trollano 6, Norwood 5, Tolomia 5, Matias 4, Tiu 3, Ponferada 3, Maiquez 3, Robles 2

San Miguel 89 - Cabagnot 25, Lassiter 14, Santos 13, Espinas 10, Agovida 7, Reyes 6, Garcia 5, Fajardo 5, Ross 2, Semerad 2, Can Opstal 0, Heruela 0, McCarthy 0

Quarterscores: 29-26, 53-39, 85-61, 107-89

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