SUPER 8: Blackwater holds off pesky Samsung Thunders

Paul Lintag on Jul 17, 2018 06:52 PM
SUPER 8: Blackwater holds off pesky Samsung Thunders
JP Erram was a beast for Blackwater, scoring 20 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. For good measure, he also had three blocks and two steals. (ASIA LEAGUE Photo)

MACAU --- Pinoy teams hold serve to start the Summer Super 8 tournament.

Blackwater managed to hold off a pesky Samsung Thunders squad Tuesday at the East Asian Games Dome here, taking a 78-67 decision in the invitational tournament organized by Asia League.

The Elite picked up their first win in group B, joining NLEX as early winners of the Macau joust. The Road Warriors earlier smashed the Formosa Dreamers in group B.

Blackwater was in control for most of the game, taking several double digit leads starting in the second period.

But the Thunders would simply not go away and the Elite had to rely on a strong fourth-quarter finish to put the game away. A 10-0 run for a 76-62 lead essentially iced the game in favor of Blackwater.

JP Erram was a beast for Blackwater, scoring 20 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. For good measure, he also had three blocks and two steals.

Rookie Raymar Jose added 14 points for the Elite.

The Thunders got 16 points each from Kim Hyun Soo and Kim Dong Uk.

 

The Scores:

BLACKWATER 78 – Erram 20, Jose 14, Zamar 11, Belo 9, Maliksi 8, DiGregorio 7, Banal 3, Javier 2, Palma 2, Pinto 2, Sumang 0.

SEOUL SAMSUNG 67 – Kim DU 16, Kim HS 16, Lee 12, Cha 7, Cheon 6, Bae 5, Hong 3, Jang 2, Choi 0.

Quarters: 21-16, 41-37, 63-59, 78-67.

 

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