PBA: Columbian spoils Gee’s debut by frustrating Phoenix
Paul Lintag on Oct 25, 2019 07:01 PM
Arresting a two-game slide, the Dyip are back to .500 with an even 4-4 record. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
Columbian is in play for the PBA playoffs.
The Dyip got a much-needed win Friday in the 2019 Governors’ Cup, scoring a 106-104 win over Phoenix at the Big Dome.
Recovering from a Phoenix run in the third, Columbian built enough cushion in the fourth to hold off the Fuel Masters.
Arresting a two-game slide, the Dyip are back to .500 with an even 4-4 record.
Phoenix debuted Alonzo Gee as import but that wasn’t enough to stop their downfall. The Fuel Masters are 2-6 with the loss.
The duo of import Khapri Alston and no. 1 pick CJ Perez was crucial for the Dyip. Alston dropped 30 points and 19 rebounds while CJ was good for 25 points.
Jackson Corpuz backed them up with 18 and Rashawn McCarthy scored 11 of his 16 points in the crucial fourth quarter run.
For Phoenix, Alonzo Gee finished his first PBA game with 45 points. Former Rookie of the Year Jason Perkins scored 20 for the Fuel Masters.
Columbian 106 - Alston 30, Perez 25, Corpuz 18, McCarthy 16, Cahilig 7, Tiongson 4, Calvo 4, Khobuntin 2, Agovida 0, Camson 0, Celda 0, Faundo 0.
Phoenix 104 - Gee 45, Perkins 20, Mallari 11, Gamboa 8, Marcelo 6, Jazul 6, Napoles 3, Chua 2, Kramer 2, Garcia 1, Potts 0,
Quarterscores: 28-20, 54-42, 74-76, 106-104.
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