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Magnolia zooms past Columbian with 25-point rout

Vernon Macklin put up a fine display as he gears up for his next stint in China. PBA Media Bureau
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Magnolia once again stomped its dominance on Columbian with a 126-101 rout for its second straight win in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday night.

The Hotshots quickly mauled the Dyip via a 37-18 first quarter and never looked back.

Vernon Macklin led Magnolia with 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting, eight rebounds, and one block.

Ian Sangalang added 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting, four rebounds, and one assist.

John Fields, who scored back-to-back 30-point games for Columbian the last times out, was limited to only 22 points, although he also had 19 rebounds, one assist, and four blocks.

The scores:

MAGNOLIA 126 - Macklin 19, Sangalang 17, Lee 17, Barroca 17, Ramos 12, Jalalon 11, Dela Rosa 8, Abundo 7, Pascual 6, Herndon 5, Simon 2, Mendoza 2, Brondial 2, Reavis 0, Gamalinda 0.

COLUMBIAN 101 - Fields 22, King 19, McCarthy 12, Khobuntin 9, Tubid 9, Corpuz 8, Celda 7, Cabrera 6, Lastimosa 5, Cahilig 4, Gabriel 0, Yee 0, Ababou 0, Escoto 0.

Quarterscores: 37-18, 72-43, 97-71, 126-101.

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