PBA: Wells drops 42 and SMB’s Grand Slam bid starts strong

Paul Lintag on Sep 25, 2019 09:20 PM
PBA: Wells drops 42 and SMB’s Grand Slam bid starts strong
Import Dez Wells announced his PBA entry in a big way, going for 42 points to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists. (PBA)

San Miguel’s Grand Slam bid is off to a strong start.

The Beermen were a juggernaut Wednesday at the Big Dome, overwhelming Phoenix, 130-119, to open the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.

Import Dez Wells announced his PBA entry in a big way, going for 42 points to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists.

San Miguel locals were also impressive with Alex Cabagnot leading the way with 23 points. Arwind Santos came off the bench to add another 18 points.

The Beermen pulled away in the second quarter but Phoenix cut the deficit to three in the third period.

San Miguel re-established its lead in the fourth period, and a 26-point advantage was more than enough to secure the victory.

Eugene Phelps powered Phoenix with 41 points, 20 rebounds, and six assists but the Fuel Masters dropped to 0-2 for the conference.

 

The Scores:

San Miguel (130) - Wells 42, Cabagnot 23, Santos 18, Fajardo 17, Nabong 9, Ross 8, Romeo 7, Pessumal 6, Ganuelas-Rosser 0, Standhardinger 0.

Phoenix (119) - Phelps 41, Wright 18, Perkins 14, Napoles 9, Jazul 8, Garcia 7, Intal 6, Marcelo 6, Mallari 6, Chua 2, Dennison 2, Wilson 0, Kramer 0.

Quarters: 31-26, 70-55, 105-83, 130-119.

 

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