|PBA commissioner Willie Marcial handed his verdict on Mark Barroca's hit on Chris Banchero's groin and Alex Compton's statements in the aftermath. Dennis Acosta (file photo)|
By Ivan Saldajeno
MANILA--Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Willie Marcial slapped Mark Barroca with a hefty fine for his hit on Chris Banchero's "male part" late in Game 4 of the Governors' Cup Finals between Magnolia and Alaska.
As announced on Thursday, the Hotshot will pay PHP50,000 as consequence for what appeared to be a closed fist that hit the Ace's groin area.
However, Barroca was spared of a suspension, making him eligible to play in Game 5 of the best-of-seven series on Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Meanwhile, the commissioner also penalized Alaska coach Alex Compton for his post-game rant.
After finding Compton's statements "detrimental to the league," Marcial handed him a PHP20,000 sanction.
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