San Miguel stops Rain or Shine to snap mini skid

Paul Lintag on Sep 06, 2017 09:48 PM
San Miguel stops Rain or Shine to snap mini skid
After back-to-back defeats, San Miguel climbed to 4-3 in the standings, tying its victims right in he middle of the pack.

News of San Miguel's impending demise were very clearly overstated.

The Beermen got back on the winnin track in the 2017 Governors' Cup in a big way, stopping streaking Rain or Shine, 103-96, Wednesday at the Big Dome.

After back-to-back defeats, San Miguel climbed to 4-3 in the standings, tying its victims right in he middle of the pack.

The Elasto Painters previously had a three-game winning run.

"Finaly, we're able to get a win against Rain or Shine. We really need this game because we're on a slump eh we're not playing the usual game that we had displayed before," head coach Leo Austria said.

"Na-relieve yung team namin dahil we cannot afford to have three straight losses dito sa conference na ito dahil I think it's very crucial for us," he added.

The Beermen have never lost three straight this season.

With a renewed sence of urgency, San Miguel got off to a relatively fast start behind its local crew led by Chris Ross. Marcio Lassiter followed suit and the Beermen built a 16-point lead at the break, 55-39.

The Elasto Painters would bounce right back in the third, cutting the lead down to five before Ross led a big finishing kick to ice the win.

Ross led the Beermen with 27 points, 11 coming in the fourth period, while Lassiter had 22. Arwind Santos added 18 points and June Mar Fajardo submitted a 17-point, 14-rebound double-double.

Import Terik Bridgewater scored four points in 15 minutes of play and is on the way out. San Miguel's new import, Terrence Watson, arrived earlier in the day and will debut on Sunday.

Rain or Shine struggled from the field in this tough loss, shooting only 41 percent as a team.

J'Nathan Bullock was the high man for the Elasto Painters with 22 points while Maverick Ahanmisi had 12. Gabe Norwood and Mark Borboran had 10 apiece.

 

The scores:

SAN MIGUEL 103 - Ross 27, Lassiter 22, Santos 18, Fajardo 17, Cabagnot 8, Rosser 5, Bridgeman 4, Espinas 2, Pessumal 0, Tubid 0.

RAIN OR SHINE 96 - Bullock 22, Ahanmisi 12, Norwood 10, Borboran 10, Belga 8, Yap 8, Daquioag 8, Ponferada 6, Tiu 5, Almazan 5, Trollano 2, Cruz 0.

Quarters: 32-23, 55-39, 75-70, 103-96.

 

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