Barroca fined for hit on Banchero's "male part"; Compton sanctioned too

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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