PBA: Blakely returns as Blackwater upsets import-less Magnolia

Paul Lintag on Oct 16, 2019 09:38 PM
PBA: Blakely returns as Blackwater upsets Magnolia
Blakely, who was replaced by Aaron Fuller in a Blackwater loss to Columbian, returned for a fourth game for the Elite and finished with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and five steals. (PBA)

ANTIPOLO — Marqus Blakely is back and Blackwater is back in the winning column.

The Elite upset defending champion Magnolia Wednesday in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup, picking up a 95-89 decision at the Ynares Center here.

Blakely, who was replaced by Aaron Fuller in a Blackwater loss to Columbian, returned for a fourth game for the Elite and finished with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and five steals.

Backing up Blakely was Mac Belo with 20 points and Mike Digregorio with 15.

With the win, the Elite improved to 2-3 while the champion Hotshots dropped to 3-3 with back-to-back losses.

Magnolia played without import Romeo Travis, who was a gametime decision due to injury.

The Hotshots were led by 26 points from Paul Lee. Ian Sangalang contributed 12 points for the champs in a losing effort.

 

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