Blackwater ends winless spell, snaps ROS' hot start

Mike DiGregorio exploded in the Elite's first win of the season. PBA Media Group
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Blackwater notched its first win in the PBA Philippine Cup, blasting erstwhile unbeaten Rain Or Shine, 111-99, at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay on Wednesday night.

The Elite recovered from a slow second quarter with a 37-point third quarter bomb before breaking away for good in the final frame.

Mike DiGregorio erupted for 27 points, five rebounds, one assist, and four steals for Blackwater, which zoomed to a tie with Ginebra for eighth place at 1-2.

Allein Maliksi added 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and one block, while Chris Javier chipped in 16 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, and one block.

James Yap made 20 markers, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals for ROS, which suffered its first loss after a 2-0 start.

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