Magnolia completes sweep of PBA on Tour after ripping Terrafirma

James Laput put up solid numbers anew for Magnolia in their last preseason game. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

SAN JUAN, MM--Magnolia completed a "dream preseason" for the multi-titled PBA franchise, beating Terrafirma, 106-92, on Wednesday night at the FilOil EcoOil Centre to sweep the entire PBA on Tour.

With only one team standing in their way of completing an 11-0 finish in the exhibition series, the Hotshots hurdled that said team late in the game, pulling away from the Dyip in the fourth quarter by outscoring them, 34-23, after the latter slowly but surely inched closer in the second and third periods.

James Laput capped a solid PBA on Tour stint by leading Magnolia with 16 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

Joseph Eriobu added 15 points and one rebound, while Jio Jalalon came close to a rare rebound-assist double-double with 12 dimes and eight boards on top of three points and one steal.

Drei Cahilig and Javi Gomez De Liano each tallied 14 markers for Terrafirma, which closed out their own preseason campaign at 4-7.

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