TERRIFIC 12: San Miguel scores sensational win over Shenzhen in Macau

Paul Lintag on Sep 17, 2019 08:48 PM
TERRIFIC 12: San Miguel scores sensational win over Shenzhen
Terrence Romeo hit back-to-back triples in a crucial Beermen run in the fourth and San Miguel started The Terrific 12 with a sensational win over Shenzhen.

MACAU — Strong start and strong finish for San Miguel to open the East Asia Super League’s The Terrific 12 tournament here.

The Beermen shook off China’s Shenzhen Aviators Tuesday at the Tap Seac Multi-sport Pavillion, scoring a sensational 90-76 win in Group B play.

Behing import Dez Wells, San Miguel was off to a flying start and led by as many as 20, 33-13.

But the Aviators would fight back, eventually cutting the deficit to one, 61-62, early in the fourth. The Beermen responded and back-to-back booming triples from Terrence Romeo capped an 18-6 run for San Miguel that pushed them ahead, 80-67.

It was cruise control for San Miguel from then on.

Dez Wells was a force in his San Miguel debut, leading the Beermen with 29 points, eight rebounds, five steals, and four assists.

Romeo added 17 points on four triples for the Beermen while Chris Ross and Christian Standhardinger were good for 11 points each.

Pierre Jackson was the high man for the Aviators with 18 points.

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