Cruz Jericho Cruz of San Miguel battles Ed Daquioag of Terrafirma in this bit of action in the PBA Governors Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. PBA photo

Three wins for San Miguel

February 5, 2023 Robert Andaya 156 views

THREE in a row for San Miguel Beer.

Cameron Clark led five players in double figures as San Miguel routed Terrafirma Dyip, 122-102, in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

Clark finished with a double-double performance of 31 points on 13-of-28 shooting and 14 rebounds, while adding four assists and three blocks in 37 minutes of action.

CJ Perez added 17 points and eight rebounds and Mo Tautuaa contributed 17 points and eight rebounds for coach Jorge Gallent-mentored Beermen, who stayed unbeaten in this season-ending, import- flavored conference.

Allyn Bulanadi and Marcio Lassiter added 14 and 12 markers, respectively.

Six-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo managed only six points, six assists and nine rebounds in 28 minutes on the floor.

Jordan Williams led the losing effort of Terrafirma with 30 points on 11-of-26 shooting and eight rebounds in 44 minutes of action for the Dyip of coach Johnedel Cardel.

Juami Tiongson added 20 points, five assists and four rebounds, Eric Camson had 18 points and veteran Alex Cabagnot contributed 10 points.

Camson, the hero in the Terrafirma’s 96-88 upset win over Meralco last week, tried to keep the Dyip close as he led a fightback to no avail.Gallent was pleased with Clark’s performance aftr three assignments so far.

“He does everything for us. He gets the rebounds, he guards the other import, he knows when to shoot the ball, so he’s filling his role perfectly,” explained Gallent, who took over the coaching chores from long-time coach Leo Austria.

Up next for San Miguel is sister team Magnolia Chicken Llamados on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Terrafirma, on the other hand, returns to the court on Feb. 9 also at the Araneta coliseum against Blackwater Bossing.

In the second game, TNT bounced back strong to roll back Magnolia, 93-85.

The scores:

First game

San Miguel (122) — Clark 31, Perez 20, Tautuaa 17, Bulanadi 14, Lassiter 12, Cruz 9, Fajardo 6, Ross 6, Brondial 4, Enciso 3, Canete 0.
Terrafirma (102) — J.Williams 30, Tiongson 20, Camson 18, Cabagnot 10, Calvo 7, Gabayni 6, Ramos 4, Ferrer 3, Daquioag 2, Gomez de Liano 2, Mina 0, Cahilig 0, Alolino 0.
Quarterscores: 19-21, 57-44, 88-78, 122-102.

Second game

TNT (93) – Pogoy 20, M.Williams 14, Hudson 14, Oftana 14, K.Williams 11, Castro 9, Khobuntin 4, Chua 4, Tungcab 3, Varilla 0, Montalbo 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0.
Magnolia (85) – Lee 24, McCree 12, Abueva 12, Jalalon 10, Escoto 8, Wong 6, Barroca 5, Dionisio 4, Dela Rosa 2,Corpuz 2, Ahanmisi 0.
Quarterscores: 18-21, 52-39, 75-64, 93-85.