#PBA2016 Govs’ Cup Roundup: July 24, 2016

(Images from PBA/Inquirer)

Sunday action in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup saw two overtime games with the Star Hotshots and Alaska Aces emerging victorious.

Game Capsules (adapted from Interaksyon): 

STAR HOTSHOTS over GLOBALPORT BATANG PIER, 105-102 (OT)
Box Scores. 

The Star Hotshots finally notched their first win of the conference after riding the heroics of RR Garcia to a 105-102 overtime win over GlobalPort in the 2016 Oppo PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Garcia had a terrific performance, scoring 26 points on 11-for-13 (84-percent) shooting. He scored eight points to lead his team in the extra period as well as the shot that tied the game at the end of regulation.


Import Marqus Blakely also had a big showing, notching 24 points, 22 rebounds, six assists and five steals while PJ Simon added 15 points, including a clutch three-pointer in the fourth period.

GlobalPort had three players scoring over 20 points. Terrence Romeo and import Michael Glover each tallied 27 while Stanley Pringled added 20.

Lines of the Game: 
Marqus Blakely (STA) - 24pts, 22rebs, 6asts, 5stls, 1blk, 11/22 FGs.
Michael Glover (GLO) - 27pts, 12rebs, 5asts, 1blk, 12/22 FGs.

HIGHLIGHTS:



ALASKA ACES over BGY. GINEBRA KINGS, 109-100 (OT)
Box Scores. 

The Alaska Aces needed a late run in overtime to hold off a gritty Barangay Ginebra San Miguel squad, 109-100, and post their first win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday night at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Import LaDontae Henton finished with 29 points and nine boards to spearhead the Aces who lost a 15-point lead against the hard-fighting Gin Kings but unleashed a 13-4 run in overtime to ice the win.

Chris Banchero chipped in 17 points and five steals, while RJ Jazul contributed 14 markers and four triples for Alaska which improved to 1-1.

Calvin Abueva scored a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds in his first game of the conference.

Ginebra’s new import Justin Brownlee finished with 31 points and 13 rebounds in his PBA debut but had to battle cramps late in the game.

Sol Mercado added 22 points, while LA Tenorio had 14 markers for Ginebra which slipped to 1-1.

Lines of the Game: 
LaDontae Henton (ALA) - 29pts, 9rebs, 5 triples, 9/16 FGs.
Justin Brownlee (GIN) - 31pts, 13rebs, 2stls, 1ast, 1 triple, 13/25 FGs.


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