PBA: Blackwater holds off Phoenix for first win


Posted at Jan 27 2023 05:38 PM | Updated as of Jan 27 2023 07:04 PM

Blackwater nabbed its first victory in the PBA Governors' Cup by edging Phoenix, 108-105, on Thursday at Ynares Center-Antipolo. 

Shawn Glover scored 31 points to go with his 13 rebounds for the Bossing.

Baser Amer added 17 to help snap Blackwater's 7-game slide from the Commissioner's Cup.

"I challenged the guys to be tougher today, Shawn included," coach Ariel Vanguardia said. "We treated it talaga as a championship game kasi siyempre it's hard to be down 0 and 2. Sunod-sunod na mga games, eh, mahirap makabawi."

Ato Ular added 14 points and 11 rebounds., while Yousef Taha filled the stat sheets with 10 markers and 13 boards.

Jayvee Casio had 5 points, but he scored the 3 that gave the Bossing a crucial 102-98 lead going into the last 33 seconds of the game.

"Just playing 48 minutes together," said Glover. "We're a new team, we're gonna adjust to each other. Just the effort, keep the high intensity, keep doing what the coach says, just finish the game."

Du'vaughnn Maxwell fired 37 points and 17 rebounds in a losing effort for the Fuel Masters. Tyler Tio finished with 15 points, while Jason Perkins had 13 points and 6 assists.

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