PSL: Reynel Hugnatan flashes vintage game as MisOr drops Bicol

Reynel Hugnatan played like the former MBA and PBA star he was to lead MisOr to a win against Bicol. PSL
By Ivan Saldajeno

BINAN--Reynel Hugnatan turned back time on Thursday night as he led MisOr to an 82-63 blowout win against Bicol in their PSL clash at the Alonte Sports Arena.

Hugnatan, a breakout star for the Negros Slashers in the MBA before becoming a reliable veteran in the PBA, led the Mustangs with 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting, five rebounds, and two assists.

"Ngayon, medyo maganda kasi yung [rhythm] wala pa sa timing kasi di pa ako masyadong nage-ensayo. So yung time na nag-ensayo kami, nakilala ko yung mga teammate at coach ko, so maganda yung kinalabasan ngayon," Hugnatan, who is juggling his duties as MisOr player and an assistant coach for Meralco, told Dugout Philippines after the game.

The defense was the key as the Mustangs held the Spicy Oragons to just six points in the final quarter to pull away for good.

Kobe Pableo added 10 points, six rebounds, and one block for MisOr, which moved up to 6-4 in the standings.

Rudy Lingganay flirted with an uncommon point-assist double-double as he dished out 12 assists with nine points

Brylle Meca, Edzel Mag-Isa, and Jayvee Dela Cruz each put up nine markers as well.

Jerome Garcia fired 17 points and five rebounds for Bicol, which dropped to 1-8.

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