PBA: Williams explodes for 57 as Terrafirma routs Blackwater


Posted at Feb 09 2023 07:27 PM | Updated as of Feb 09 2023 08:47 PM

Jordan Williams dropped 57 big ones as Terrafirma blasted Blackwater, 119-106, to nab a second victory in the PBA Governors' Cup on Thursday at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Terrafirma import dropped 22 of his 57-point output in the fourth period where the Dyip mounted a 9-2 windup and pulled away for good.

"My teammates and my coach gave me confidence. They trusted me to be the leader and take over when it's time to finish the game so shout out to them for trusting and believing in me," said Williams, who eclipsed Jalen Hudson's 56-point output for TNT on Wednesday.

Williams also won the scoring wars against his Bossing counterpart Troy Williams, who fired 55 in a losing effort.

Terrafirma's Williams duplicated Muhammad Shabazz's 57-point output for San Miguel last year.

With the win, the Dyip hiked its record to 2-2, while the Bossing suffered their fourth defeat in five games.

It was Terrafirma's their best campaign of the season. They previously ended up winless in the Philippine Cup (0-11) and won only once in 12 games in the Commissioner's Cup.

The Scores:

Terrafirma 119 - J.Williams 57, Tiongson 27, Camson 17, Gomez de Liano 5, Cabagnot 5, Cahilig 3, Daquioag 2, Calvo 2, Gabayni 1, Alolino 0, Ramos 0.

Blackwater 106 - T.Williams 55, Casio 14, Ilagan 11, Ular 10, Banal 5, Torralba 5, Rosario 2, Sena 2, Hill 2, McCarthy 0, Amer 0, DiGregorio 0, Taha 0.

Quarters: 30-14, 53-46, 80-72, 119-106

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