By Franchesca Nicole Collantes
MANILA—The San Miguel Beermen got their first victory in the PBA Philippine Cup after beating Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 99-91, Sunday night, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Christian Standhardinger led the Beermen with 26 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks while Chris Ross got 22 points.
Beermen Alex Cabagnot and Terrence Romeo didn't suit up for the game as Cabagnot is still dealing with its hamstring injury, while Romeo got an ankle injury on their game against the Columbian Dyip.
Tenorio led the Gin Kings with 24 points, six rebounds and five assists while Aguilar got 20 points and seven rebounds, but they were not enough for the Gin Kings to beat the Beermen.
Both teams are now at 1-1 in the standings.
The Beermen will try to improve their winning streak as they will face the Meralco Bolts on Friday, Jan.25, 7 p.m., at the Ynares Center Antipolo while Barangay Ginebra will face the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Saturday, Jan. 26, 5 p.m., in Calasiao, Pangasinan.
San Miguel 99 - Standhardinger 26, Ross 22, Lassiter 16, Pessumal 13, Fajardo 10, Santos 6, Nabong 6, Tubid 0, Zamar 0.
Ginebra 91 - Tenorio 24, Aguilar 20, Slaughter 11, Thompson 9, Devance 6, Teodoro 6, Dela Cruz 4, Ferrer 4, Caguioa 3, Mariano 2, Mercado 2.
Quarterscores: 20-17, 44-35, 78-57, 99-91
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