PBA: Ginebra too much for Terrafirma

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 06 2022 08:23 PM | Updated as of Jul 07 2022 01:23 AM

Barangay Ginebra sailed past hard-luck Terrafirma for a 106-82 blowout win in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum.

Japeth Aguilar shot 9-of-11 from the field to finish with 22 points to go with his 7 blocks, and 6 rebounds for the Gin Kings.

Ginebra now shares the lead with sister team San Miguel Beer at 6-1 each and is now assured of a playoff berth.

After trailing the Dyip by 8, the Gin Kings flipped the switch in the second half and created a 26-point gap.

Aguilar, LA Tenorio and Christian Standhardinger took turns in a telling 20-1 run that had Terrafirma reeling to its 7th straight defeat.

Standhardinger scored 18 markers to go with 10 boards and 7 assists while Tenorio had 13 points.

It was the Kings' second straight victory under the watch of deputy coach Richard del Rosario, who called the shots while coach Tim Cone is away.

"Our character showed only in the second half. The first half was out of our character, we were outhustled. You can see the energy of Terrafirma since they have nothing to lose and everything to gain," said Del Rosario.

"For our part, there's pressure as we can't slip, bababa kami sa standings. We can't lose focus."

The Scores:

Ginebra 106 - J.Aguilar 22, Standhardinger 18, Tenorio 13, Tolentino 12, Pringle 8, Thompson 7, Mariano 6, Chan 5, Caperal 4, Pinto 4, Salado 3, David 2, R.Aguilar 2, Onwubere 0.

Terrafirma 82 - Tiongson 24, Cahilig 14, Gabayni 14, Camson 9, Calvo 7, Munzon 6, Gomez de Liano 6, Balagasay 2, Mina 0, Enriquez 0.

Quarters: 26-20, 48-50, 82-72, 106-82