(UPDATED) Aldin Ayo got off to a winning start in his PBA coaching debut on Friday as Converge blasted Terrafirma, 124-110, in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at Philsports Arena.
Import Quincy Miller exploded for 38 points to go with his 16 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks for FiberXers' best start in the PBA.
Mavercik Ahanmisi added 18 markers for Converge, which also got 13 and 13 points from Justin Arana and RK Ilagan, respectively.
Jeron Teng and Alec Stockton had 11 apiece, while Aljun Melecio contributed 10 for Ayo's rousing victory.
According to a PBA statistician, Converge's 14-point margin was the biggest for any debuting PBA coach since Topex Robinson led Phoenix to a 116-98 win over Meralco in 2020.
The FiberXers used a massive rally in the third canto to turn a 62-all halftime deadlock to an 85-71 gap.
The gap widened further for the FiberXers when Miller converted a triple, and Teng sank a lay-up for their largest lead at 110-92.
Terrafirma's loss ruined Lester Prosper's double-double 43 points and 25 rebounds.
Converge is now tied with Bay Area Dragons and NorthPort Batang Pier with a 1-0 win-loss slate.
CONVERGE 124 – Miller 38, Ahamisi 18, Arana 13, Ilagan 12, Teng 11, Stockton 11, Melecio 10, Bulanadi 4, Racal 3, Tratter 2, DiGregorio 2, Ambohot 0
TERRAFIRMA 110 – Prosper 43, Munzon 14, Tiongson 13, Cabagnot 13, Cahilig 7, Gomez de Liano 7, Calvo 5, Camson 4, Ramos 2, Alolino 2, Javelona 0, Gabayni 0, Mina 0
QUARTERS: 26-30, 62-62, 93-79, 124-110
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