MANILA, Philippines—Converge picked up the place it left off within the earlier convention and pissed off a shorthanded NorthPort squad, 122-92, on Sunday within the PBA Governors’ Cup at Philsports Area in Pasig Metropolis.
The FiberXers knocked down 16 three-pointers on their technique to beginning the season-ending match on the best word whereas dealing new Batang Pier coach Bonnie Tan a loss in his debut.
“We began sluggish within the first quarter. However after that, everyone was executing,” stated coach Aldin Ayo, whose crew took management after outscoring the Batang Pier, 40-21, within the second quarter from a 26-25 lead.
Maverick Ahanmisi scored 29 factors with six rebounds and 9 assists to steer Converge’s triumph. He was certainly one of seven gamers in double figures.
However Converge additionally drew sturdy performs from new acquisition Jerrick Balanza with 13 factors and 4 assists towards his former crew.
Import Ethan Rusbatch had 17 factors and 9 rebounds however the FiberXers consider that the PBA’s first New Zealand-born participant would match fairly nicely regardless of the respectable manufacturing.
Rusbatch’s NorthPort counterpart Marcus Weathers completed with 37 factors however NorthPort dearly missed ace scorer Robert Bolick.
Bolick didn’t play attributable to hamstring points, whereas veteran Arwind Santos stays out with a knee downside he’s been dealing because the Commissioner’s Cup.
Arvin Tolentino was NorthPort’s prime native scorer with 12 at the same time as Joshua Munzon, taken from Terrafirma in a commerce earlier than the third convention, had 9 factors in his first sport.
CONVERGE 122 — Ahanmisi 29, Rusbatch 17, Teng 16, Tratter 13, Balanza 13, Murrell 12 Browne 11, Arana 6, Racal 3, Stockton 2, Ebona 0, Tolomia 0, Ambohot 0.
NORTHPORT 92 — Weathers 37, Tolentino 12, Calma 10, Munzon 9, Sumang 5, Chan 5, Salado 4, Caperal 2, Taha 2, Vigil 2, Ayaay 2, Balagasay 2, Zamar 0, Dela Cruz 0.
Quarters: 26-25, 66-46, 88-69, 122-92.
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