October 19, 2018
Beau Belga
Beau Belga of Rain or Shine challenges the defense of Jackson Corpuz of Columbian in this bit of action in the PBA. PBA image

Game today:

(Calasiao Sports Complex)

5 p.m. -- Talk N Text vs. San Miguel

ANTIPOLO CITY -- Winning in style.

Columbian  ended  nine  games of  frustrations by  beating Rain or  Shine, 100-84, in a stunning reversal in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Ynares Center.

Although the Dyip are already out of the running for a playoff  berth, the  win came as a big surprise.

The win assured the Dyip that they  will not exit the season-ending, import-flavored conference winless.

Surprisingly enough, the win came against  the  same E-Painters team  that the Dyip had defeated in  the  elimination round of the first  two conferences.

The win broke all losing streaks that  Columbian had owned --  an 11-game slide in the 2018 season and a 25-game skid in the Governors’ Cup.

“Hindi na ako sanay manalo,” said Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel during an interview with  sportswriters  after the game.

“Pagpasok ko dito (press room), hindi  na ako sanay. Etong panalo namin, nakatanggal ng tinik sa dibdib,” added Cardel.

Akeem Wright, Jerramy King, Rashad McCarthy, and Ronald Tubid  starred in the Columbian’s victory that ended a nine-game skid.

Wright finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds, while King added 18 points, including seven in  a 20-6 start by the Dyip.

McCarthy and Tubid  produced 16 points apiece.

Terrence Watson had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Maverick Ahanmisi  had 16 point for the E-Painters, who  dropped to 2-5.

The scores:

Columbian (100) --Wright 23, King 18, McCarthy 16, Tubid 16, Cahilig 13, Reyes 5, Corpuz 4, Celda 3, Ababou 2. Rain or Shine (84) -- Watson 18, Ahanmisi 16, Norwood 11, Ponferada 9, Yap 8, Belga 7, Washington 6, Borboran 5, Daquioag 4, Tiu 0, Nambatac 0.

Quarterscores: 24-21; 50-39; 68-63; 100-84.