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ROS stifles Blackwater in Q3 to start PBA Govs' Cup stint with win

Henry Walker had a solid outing against his former team. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Rain Or Shine bounced back from an awkward start and kept Blackwater's historic infamy intact with a 92-79 blowout in the main game of the PBA Governors' Cup doubleheader at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Thursday night.

The Elasto Painters completely turned the tides in the third quarter just when many thought the Bossing were about to finally score a win after a league record 18 straight losses dating back to last year.

The new-look Blackwater squad led by new coach Ariel Vanguardia looked to be finally snapping its skid after jumping to a 24-14 lead at the end of the first quarter.

But ROS somehow got its bearings going in the second quarter and unleashed a 31-12 third quarter to pull away for good.

In his first game against his former team, Henry Walker led the Elasto Painters with 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, and two blocks.

Rey Nambatac and Javee Mocon each added 16 points.

Rashawn McCarthy put up 15 points, nine rebounds, and four assists in his Blackwater debut.

Barkley EboƱa and Baser Amer each added 14 points with the former also grabbing 11 rebounds for the double-double even as Jaylen Bond had his double-double with 13 markers and 11 boards.

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