Magnolia routs Terrafirma in PBA Comm’s Cup

Posted by watchmen
December 22, 2023
Posted in SPORTS


Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots’ Ian Sangalang scores against the defense of Terrafirma Dyip’s Eduardo Daquioag. (PBA photo) 
Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots’ Ian Sangalang scores against the defense of Terrafirma Dyip’s Eduardo Daquioag. (PBA photo)


The Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots vented their ire at the Terrafirma Dyip with a 104-91 manhandling in the 2023 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night, December 20.

Tyler Bey finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, while Ian Sangalang posted a conference-high of 18 markers and nine rebounds as the Hotshots returned to their winning ways for an 8-1 record.

Paul Lee chipped in 16 markers, including five three-pointers, while Jiovani Jalalon contributed 13 points, six assists, five rebounds, and three steals for Magnolia, which bounced back from a 113-110 loss to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters last December 16.

The Hotshots waxed hot early with Lee connecting with three first quarter triples for a 29-16 lead.

It grew further to 57-38 at the half behind inside conversions from Bey and Sangalang.

Magnolia’s advantage went up to as high as 31 points at 91-60 on three free throws by Aris Dionisio.

Terrafirma managed to cut the deficit to 20 points in the fourth quarter, but baskets from Bey widened the Hotshots’ lead anew to 25.

Juan Miguel Tiongson finished with 17 points. Angelo Alolino and Stephen Holt added 13 and 12 points, respectively, while Javi Gomez de Liaño and Thomas de Thaey had 11 each as the Dyip dropped to 2-6.

In the first game, the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters leaned on a fourth quarter breakaway to defeat the NorthPort Batang Pier, 113-104.

The Fuel Masters improved to 7-1, while the Batang Pier dropped to 5-4.

From a 95-all score midway through the final quarter, the Fuel Masters got nine consecutive points from Johnathan Williams III and Tyler Tio to establish a 104-95 advantage.

The Batang Pier attempted to come close behind Arvin Tolentino and Ilonggo Paul Zamar, but the Fuel Masters responded with shots from Kenneth Tuffin and Tio to secure the victory.

Williams finished with 38 points, 19 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Fuel Masters.

Tuffin chipped in 15 markers, while Tio and Larry Muyang contributed 14 and 10 markers, respectively.


MAGNOLIA 104 — Bey 25, Sangalang 18, Lee 16, Jalalon 13, Barroca 7, Dionisio 6, Reavis 4, Laput 4, Tratter 4, Dela Rosa 3, Corpuz 2, Murrell 2, Ahanmisi 0, Eriobu 0, Mendoza 0, Escoto 0.

TERRAFIRMA 91 — Tiongson 17, Alolino 13, Holt 12, Gomez de Liaño 11, De Thaey 11, Cahilig 7, Ramos 6, Sangalang 6, Mina 4, Go 2, Daquioag 2, Calvo 0, Olivario 0, Camson 0, Miller 0, Carino 0.

Quarterscores: 29-16, 57-38, 91-60, 104-91./ASC, WDJ


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