PBA Roundup: October 21, 2011

Homer Se is challenged by Dorian Peña as
the Energy defeated the Clickers.
(image by Nuki Sabio/PBA.ph)

Tagged with a favored billing for the first time in the PBA Philippine Cup, Barako Bull got fired up from an early ugly incident and promptly dealt the Clickers a shellacking for a third straight win and a share of second-running spot.

Sunday Salvacion’s 14 points and Willie Miller’s 13 and game-high 8 assists led Barako Bull, but it was Wynne Arboleda scoring all of his 12 markers in the second period that spurred the team to blow the game wide open.

What really got his players going, head coach Junel Baculi pointed out, was the altercation that happened at the 9:57 mark of the second period with the Energy leading by just 21-18. Then Shopinas center Homer Se started to charge at Baculi.

Since the ball was in play in front of the Barako bench, the Energy were quick to shield their coach, foremost of which was Dorian Pena. The muscular slotman gave Se a hard shove that floored the latter hard before other cooler heads managed to separate them.

Ren-Ren Ritualo fired 10 of his 15 points in the fourth period to help whittle the deficit to just 69-85, still over five minutes left. That proved to be the closest the Clickers got, however, as Miller, Paul Artadi, Salvacion and even rookie Paul Sorongon sank the baskets during a 9-2 surge that made it a 94-71 difference and put the outcome beyond doubt.

Don Allado chipped in 11 points and six rebounds, the latter including two off the offensive glass that moved him within another of becoming the 39th member of the league's 1,000-offensive rebounds club.

Barako Bull 96 - Salvacion 14, Miller 13, Najorda 12, Arboleda 12, Allado 11, Maliksi 9, Artadi 7, Avenido 6, Pennisi 4, Ababou 3, Sorongon 2, Salvador 2, Pena 1.
Shopinas.com 78 - Ritualo 15, Hubalde 14, Jazul 10, Menor 10, Espiritu 9, Mirza 8, Canta 4, Duncil 4, Sena 3, Canlas 1, Ilad 0, Hermida 0, Se 0.
QS: 16-18, 50-33, 74-48, 96-78

Wynne Arboleda points to the crowd after nailing a jumper.
(image by Nuki Sabio/PBA.ph)
Coach Franz Pumaren and his staff can only look on
as they continue their winless ways.
(image by Nuki Sabio/PBA.ph)

Though still crippled, Talk n Text sprang back from a loss the last time out, getting a big lift from Jared Dillinger in repulsing the B-Meg Llamados. Dillinger poured in a career-best 31 points and also got 6 rebounds and 4 assists, stepping up in the absence of Jayson Castro and Harvey Carey as the Texters got back on the winning track and gained a piece of second place with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Barako Bull Energy.

Kelly Williams made his season debut and had a hand helping the Texters rebound from an 86-100 loss to the Energy Wednesday. Williams, back with TnT after reinforcing Smart Gilas Pilipinas in the recently held Fiba Asia Championship, added 23 points, 6 rebounds and 1 block against 2 turnovers. Ali Peek shared 13 points and 12 rebounds while Larry Fonacier and Reyes contributed at least 11 points each.

Kerby Raymundo picked up his game in the second half and finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Llamados. He joined forces with Josh Urbiztondo and Marc Pingris to get B-Meg back into the fight in the payoff period. James Yap made 14 points but visibly got tired playing 40 minutes. He committed a passing error, missed a shot and committed a foul in the homestretch.

Talk 'N Text 96 – Dillinger 31, Williams 23, Peek 13, Fonacier 12, Reyes 11, Aban 4, Aguilar 2, Raymundo 0, Alvarez 0, Alapag 0.
B-Meg 94 – Raymundo 18, J. Yap 14, Simon 13, Urbiztondo 11, Pingris 11, Devance 10, Barroca 8, Reavis 7, R. Yap 2, Acuna 0, Ferriols 0.
QS: 32-19, 49-37, 74-66, 96-94

James Yap tries to shift into high gear as the Llamados
bow to the superior Tropang Texters.
(image by Nuki Sabio/PBA.ph)
James Yap and Jared Dillinger figure in this loose
ball sequence at the Cuneta Astrodome.
(image by Nuki Sabio/PBA.ph)
Ryan Reyes and Mark Barroca jockey for post position.
(image by Nuki Sabio/PBA.ph)

Source: Game recaps were compressed and compiled from PBA.ph
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