PBA: Blackwater takes down San Miguel Beer after wild finish

Paul Lintag on Sep 05, 2018 06:51 PM
PBA: Blackwater takes down San Miguel Beer
Blackwater stood toe-to-toe with the Beermen and was able to pull through for its second win in as many games this conference so far thanks to a sensational fourth quarter performance.

Blackwater takes down another PBA superpower.

The Elite shocked San Miguel Beer Wednesday, scoring a morale-boosting 103-100 victory in the 2018 Governors' Cup at the Big Dome.

Blackwater stood toe-to-toe with the Beermen and was able to pull through for its second win in as many games this conference so far thanks to a sensational fourth quarter performance.

Down eight to start the final period, the Elite relied on the offense of import Henry Walker and overall team defense to overcome San Miguel.

Walker scored 10 in the period, lifting Blackwater, and the Elite closed the game out with some fantastic defense in the final 19 seconds, forcing a three-point miss from San Miguel's AZ Reid and Arwind Santos.

"To God be the glory," said head coach Bong Ramos.

"Naka-depensa kami ng maayos. That's the game plan, if we can play defense, if we can stay close, we can salvage an upset," he added.

Walker led the Elite with 35 points, 21 in the second half, to go along with 17 rebounds, five assists, and seven steals.

Mike Digregorio was Blackwater's top local, firing 21 points, while Nard Pinto added 15 points. JP Erram returned from the Asian Games and scored 10 points, including the two free throws that gave his team a 103-100 lead.

San Miguel (1-1) got 26 points from Reid while Christian Standhardinger continued his strong showing, adding 20 points in a starting role.

 

The Scores:
 

Blackwater 103 - Walker 35, Digregorio 21, Pinto 15, Erram 10, Zamar 8, Maliksi 6, Jose 4, Belo 2, Al-Hussani 2, Cortez 0, Sumang 0. 

San Miguel 100 - Reid 26, Standhardinger 20, Lassiter 13, Cabagnot 12, Nabong 12, Heruela 7, Ross 6, Santos 4.


Quarters: 27-25, 43-46, 74-82, 103-100. 

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