Easy win for SMB

September 22, 2018
Basketball - PBA

TWELVE minutes were enough for San Miguel Beer to settle the outcome of the match against Columbian Dyip.

The Beermen turned to import Arizona Reid, Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter in a  furious third-quarter breakaway as San Miguel routed Columbian, 143-119, and get back on track in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Unable to deliver the  knockout punch in the  first two quarters, the Beermen did so in the third period as  they outscored  the  Dyip, 43-18,  to win pulling away.

“That’s the  turning point of the game,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria after  the Beermen secured   their second  win  in  three games in the season-ending, import-flavored  conference.        The game was still tied at 73-all when Ross, Arwind Santos and Lassiter delivered dagger three-pointers and Reid added a basket to make it  91-82 lead for San Miguel.

Another crippling scoring run highlighted by a couple of three-point plays by Reid opened up a 101-82 lead for the Beermen.

Columbian never recovered from there.

Santos topscored for San Miguel with 29 points, including 7-of-13 shooting from the rainbow  territory.

Lassiter added  28  points and Fil-German  Christian   Standhardinger contributed  21 points.

Reid was  also  in  his usual deadly form  for San Miguel, finishing with a  triple double of 16 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists in less  than 33 minutes of action.

Jackson Corpuz   finished   with a double-double  of   28 points  and 10 rebounds for   the  Dyip, which  remained  winless in five games.

Import Akeem Wright  had  22 points, 12  rebounds  and seven  assists for  the Dyip.

Jerramy King also had solid numbers  for  Columbian  with 22 points, 14 rebounds and seven asissts.

Meanwhile, Rain or Shine makes its  much-awaited debut conference today  as  it plays  the Marqus Blakely-led  Talk ‘N Text  team  in  a  lone  Petron   Blaze Saturday Special in Passi City, Iloilo.

Rain or Shine, whose core players  went on   tour of duty with the  Philippine  team in the FIBA 2019  FIBA   World  Cup  Qualifiers, and Talk  N  Text square off  at 5 p.m.  

The Tropang  Texters  have  decided to bring in  Blakely to replace Stacy Davis in  their  bid to bolster  their campaign this conference.

Michael  Glover was its initial import  this conference before Davis came in.    

The scores:

San Miguel (143)  --  Santos 29, Lassiter 28, Standhardinger 21, Reid 16, Nabong 14, Cabagnot 12, Pessumal 11, Ross 7, Heruela 5, Mamaril 0, Vigil 0.

Columbian (119) -- Corpuz 28, King 22, Wright 22, McCathy 18, Khobuntin 7, Escoto 6, Cabrera 5, Reyes 2, Celda 2, Gabriel 2, Cahilig 2, Sara 2, Tubid 1, Ababou 0.

Quarterscores: 34-26, 64-66, 107-84, 143-119.