ROS pummels Blackwater to go solo at top


By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Rain Or Shine bounced back from an ugly loss to Ginebra after handing Blackwater a second straight loss in the PBA Philippine Cup with a 107-93 win at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday night.

The Elasto Painters turned the heat up in the second and the third periods, outscoring the Elite, 59-40, in the said quarters to turn a slow start to a blowout win in the making.

James Yap had his best game with ROS, leading the club with 15 points, five rebounds, and one assist, while Raymond Almazan added 14 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, and one block.

Raymond Aguilar chipped in 15 points, three rebounds, and two assists off the bench for Blackwater.

Box Scores:

Rain Or Shine 107-Yap 15, Almazan 14, Ponferada 13, Chan 11, Trollano 11, Norwood 9, Ahanmisi 8, Belga 8, Washington 7, Cruz 6, Tolomia 5, Ibanes 0, Matias 0

Blackwater 93-Aguilar 15, Belo 13, Dela Cruz 12, Sena 12, Buenafe 11, Pascual 8, Gamalinda 7, Pinto 6, Cervantes 4, Miranda 3, Ababou 2, Banal 0, Forrester 0, Perez 0

Quarterscores: 16-19, 46-39, 75-59, 107-93

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