PBA: Balanced Columbian sinks Northport
Paul Lintag on Jan 25, 2019 06:56 PM
The win also allowed the Dyip to double their win total from the All-Filipino last year.
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal — Oh yes, this Columbian team is pretty legit.
A balanced Dyip team overwhelmed Northport Friday at the Ynares Center here, picking up a 110-100 victory in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.
With seven players in double figures, Columbian improved to 2-1 for the season. The win also allowed the Dyip to double their win total from the All-Filipino last year.
Columbian won a grand total of six games in all of last year.
"It was a very big win again, they're 2-0," head coach Johnedel Cardel said of Northport.
"They came out with a high intensity because of the 2-0 but I talked to the guys, we're down 1-1 but the big thing there is yung first game namin. I told them we can beat any strong team in the PBA if we play together, if we continue our patience on defense and offense," he added.
The Dyip recovered from a 10-point deficit and used a strong third period to turn the tables on the Batang Pier.
Columbian dropped 35 in a sizzling start to the second half and eventually led by 14 points, slowly pulling away from Northport.
Jackson Corpuz, Reden Celda, and rookie Jeepy Faundo all scored 15 points each for the Dyip while Rashawn McCarthy added 14.
Top rookie CJ Perez finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals, outplaying no. 3 pick Robert Bolick.
Northport's old reliables delivered in a top-heavy offense with Stanley Pringle leading the way with 2 points.
Mo Tautuaa had 23 while Sean Anthony finished with 19 points. Bolick was limited to only three points though he did have seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals.
Columbian 110 - Faundo 15, Corpuz 15, Celda 15, McCarthy 14, Calvo 12, Perez 12, Camson 12, Reyes 8, Escoto 4, Khobuntin 3, Cahilig 0, Agovida 0.
NorthPort 100 - Pringle 29, Tautuaa 23, Anthony 19, Grey 11, Elorde 5, Guinto 4, Taha 4, Bolick 3, Gabayni 2, Flores 0, Arana 0, Lanete 0, Sollano 0.
Quarters: 24-28, 51-55, 86-79, 110-100.
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