Converge whips Terrafirma to open PBA on Tour campaign

Justin Arana dominated the interior for the FiberXers. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG—Converge began its road to PBA Season 48 on a high note after a 119-82 beatdown of Terrafirma in their PBA on Tour game on Friday night at the Ynares Sports Arena.

The FiberXers blasted off in the second quarter, outscoring the Dyip, 35-22, and never looking back from there.

Justin Arana imposed his will inside the paint and led Converge with 24 points on 8-of-11 field goals, 12 rebounds, three assists, and one steal.

Jerrick Balanza added 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 4-for-6 on threes, two rebounds, and one assist off the bench.

Mike Nieto tallied a double-double in his first game in purple, finishing with 12 points and 12 rebounds with three assists even as Jeo Ambohot bucked early foul trouble and also finished with a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Juami Tiongson led Terrafirma with 17 points and one assist off the bench, while Isaac Go had a quiet seven points, four rebounds, and one block in his first game back from a knee injury.

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