San Mig Coffee snaps Ginebra's run in PBA

By Joey Villar, The Philippine Star

Posted at Jan 05 2014 08:15 PM | Updated as of Jan 06 2014 04:15 AM

San Mig Coffee's Mark Barroca (14) attempts a shot over Ginebra's Jay-R Reyes (19) and Emman Monfort (6). Photo by Mark Cristino for

MANILA, Philippines -- In the PBA nightcap on Sunday, San Mig Coffee leaned on a sterling performance by Mark Barroca as it downed Brgy. Ginebra, 83-79, to jump into a five-way logjam at fifth place with a 4-7 win-loss slate.

Barroca had an efficient and all-around game, scoring 16 points by making seven of his 10 shots and spiked it with seven boards, six assists and three steals that sent the Coffee Mixers from second to last to a share of No. 5 with GlobalPort, Meralco, Alaska and Barako Bull.

"He's been our steadiest player the whole conference, he's playing at an all-star level," said San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone of Barroca.

San Mig Coffee's win snapped a six-game streak by Ginebra, which saw Japeth Aguilar's 26-point, seven-rebound, six-block and three-assist effort go to waste as it absorbed its second defeat against nine wins.

The scores:

SAN MIG SUPER COFFEE 83 - Barroca 16, Simon 15, Pingris 12, Yap 12, De Ocampo 9, Reavis 8, Devance 7, Sangalang 4, Mallari 0, Melton 0.

GINEBRA 79 - Aguilar 26, Slaughter 14, Tenorio 13, Baracael 12, Ellis 9, Monfort 3, Reyes 2, Ababou 0, Helterbrand 0, Urbiztondo 0, Caguioa 0.

Quarters: 25-15, 48-35, 65-66, 83-79