Ildefonso Shaun Ildefonso of Rain or Shine makes a lay-up against the defense of Gelo Alolino of Terrafirma. PBA photo

Rain or Shine on a roll

April 13, 2024 Robert Andaya 254 views

RAIN or Shine recorded its fourth straight win after defeating Terrafirma Dyip, 116-104, in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Caloocan Sports Complex.

Seven players, led by veteran big man Beau Belga and Andrei Caracut, scored in double figures for Coach Yeng Guiao.

Belga notched 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field, along with eight assists and seven rebounds in 32 minutes of action.

Caracut delivered a double-double performance with 17 points, 10 assists, and five rebounds.

Jhonard Clarito added 16 points and eight rebounds as the E-Painters raised their record to 4-4.

The E-Painters also received contributions from Santi Santillan with 15 points, Mark Borboran with 13, Mac Belo with 11, and Gian Mamuyac with 10.

Rookie Stephen Holt led the Dyip with 20 points on 7-of-14 from the field, along with 13 assists and eight rebounds in 41 minutes of play.

Juami Tiongson added 20 points for coach Johnedel Cardel’s Terrafirma, which dropped to a 4-5.

Javier Gomez De Liaño contributed 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Isaac Go added 13 points and nine rebounds.

When Terrafirma narrowed the deficit to 89-92 early in the fourth quarter, Rain or Shine responded with a 10-0 run, extending their lead to 102-89 with 6:05 remaining.

The E-Painters posted their largest lead of the game, 114-98, in the final minutes.

The scores:

Rain or Shine (116) — Belga 19, Caracut 17, Clarito 16, Santillan 15, Borboran 13, Belo 11, Mamuyac 10, Demusis 6, Ildefonso 6, Asistio 3, Nocum 0
Terrafirma (104) — Holt 20, Tiongson 20, Gomez de Liano 18, Go 13, Cahilig 9, Camson 9, Calvo 4, Alolino 4, Ramos 3, Carino 3, Sangalang 1, Mina 0
Quarterscores: 34-32, 65-61, 92-82, 116-104.

Games Sunday

(Ninoy Aquino Stadium)
3 p.m. Phoenix vs. Magnolia
6:15 p.m. Northport vs. Ginebra