Rain or Shine survives San Miguel rally to stun Beermen in Cebu

By: Brian Ochoa - CDN Digital | November 09,2019 - 07:32 PM

June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel tries to power his way to the basket against Jewel Ponferada of Rain or Shine in a PBA Governors’ Cup game at the Hoops Dome in Lapy-Lapu City. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—Rain or Shine survived a late-game rally to escape with a 91-85 win over San Miguel Beer in a PBA Governors’ Cup game Saturday night, November 9, 2019, at the Hoops Dome here.

The Elasto Painters les by as many as 22, 65-43, in the second half but saw that lead cut to two, 87-85, in the closing minutes of the game.

But the Beermen couldn’t complete their comeback, failing to convert on their final plays.

The Elasto Painters, on the other hand, went steady from the stripe and held on for the win, their third in ten games that kept their playoff bid alive.

San Miguel dropped to 6-4 (win-loss).

Javee Mocon led five Rain or Shine players in double digits with 16.

San Miguel was led by the 19 of Chris Ross while Cebuano big man June Mar Fajardo added 17 in front his hometown but committed a crucial turnover that botched the Beermen’s rally.

The scores:

Rain or Shine 91 – Mocon 16, Ross 16, Norwood 15, Nambatac 15, Ponferada 10, Daquioag 6, Borboran 5, Belga 5, Torres 3, Onwubere 0, Exciminiano 0.

San Miguel 85 – Ross 19, Fajardo 17, Santos 14, Holland 10, Cabagnot 9, Lassiter 5, Nabong 5, Romeo 4, Tautuaa 2, Pessumal 0.

Quarterscores: 18-11, 46-31, 69-52, 91-85.

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