Purefoods,Loss to San Miguel Suffers Second Loss
June Mar Fajardo took full advantage of Purefoods’ restricted rotation as he helped the San Miguel Beermen grab an 87-80 success, Sunday night at the Smart-Araneta stadium.
Fajardo was named the best Player of the game with 22 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 blocks, going 10 of 18 from the sector in thirty eight minutes on the ground. The Beermen used a large second quarter run to interrupt the game wide open however the stubborn Hotshots refused to grant up while not a fight.
Facing as lead as high as nineteen points within the third quarter, Purefoods created a run within the play buoyed by their press. A Mark Barroca steal led to a three-point play from PJ Simon to chop San Miguel Beer’s lead right down to four points at 80-76, with 3:02 left within the game.
This was the closest Purefoods got as Fajardo, Arwind santos, and Chris Lutz closed the door on their comeback try.
Purefoods once more contend sans marc Pingris who remains resting when his stint with Gilas Pilipinas. They were while not Ian Sangalang who suffered associate ACL tear in their gap game. It didn’t stop there as Purefoods additionally played without James Yap. when marking 16 points against alaska, Yap sat out with a sore calf.
Ronald Tubid played well to do the bench as he scored sixteen points for the Beermen whereas santos additional 14 markers.
Yousif Taha and PJ Simon led the Hotshots with fourteen points every. Mark Barroca scored thirteen points whereas adding seven assists, four rebounds, and 4 steals.
After trailing by a point when the primary quarter, the Beermen exploded for twenty six points within the second quarter whereas limiting the Hotshots to solely eleven points.
Santos stretched the Beermen’s result in nineteen points at 56-37, 3 minutes into the third quarter however the efforts of Barroca and Justin Melton unbroken the Hotshots within the game.
The Main Man: together with his sensible friend Pingis not within the game to assist defend him, Fajardo had a straightforward time coping with Purefoods frontcourt. He was additionally a beast on defense with six blocks and an excellent larger range of altered shots.
Honorable Mentions: Tubid and santos were consecutive high scorers for Beermen however Sol Mercado’s solid purpose guard play was additionally crucial for the win.
Game Turning Point: Purefoods had a golden shot at inching nearer as they were down by solely 5 with but 2 minutes left within the game. that time saw a mad scramble for the ball from each ends. Simon seemed like he had a open lane to the basket however santos erased the shot try with a monster block.
The wild action over with Fajardo marking down low to grant the Beermen am 84-77 lead with 1:38 left to seal the win.
He aforesaid It:
San Miguel brewage head coach Leo Austria: It’s a decent win for us. Our team is on the correct track. We're getting to improve and improve. Our win nowadays can boost our morale within the next few games.
SAN MIGUEL beer 87 - Fajardo 22, Tubid 16, Santos 14, Mercado 12, Lutz 9, Kramer 5, Ross 4, Pascual 3, Lassiter 2, Maierhofer 0.
PUREFOODS 80 - Taha 14, Simon 14, Barroca 13, Devance 11, Melton 9, Maliksi 9, Reavis 8, Mallari 2, Allado 0.
Quarter scores: 21-22, 47-33, 66-57, 87-80.