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Barako Bull holds off Air21

By: - Reporter / @MGiongcoINQ
/ 06:20 PM August 25, 2013

Danny Seigle of Barako Bull (light) vs Carlo Sharma of Air21 (dark). PHOTO BY Nuki Sabio/PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines – Barako Bull weathered a late storm by Air21 to win 103-94 Sunday in the 2013 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The Energy blew a 20-point lead 67-47 it built early in the second quarter as the Express pulled to within two 92-94 after a triple by Niño Canaleta with still 4:46 to go.

“It’s a big win for us. It’s our second straight win. We played good basketball in the first half. In the second half I told them the game was not over,” said Barako Bull coach Rajko Toroman.

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“We put ourselves in good position to make the quarterfinals. In the second half we lost our rhythm and we gave Air21 a chance to come back.”

But a trey by Eman Monfort followed by an off-balanced basket by Michael Singletary restored order for Barako Bull, which improved to 2-1.

Singletary led the Energy with 41 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks while Ronjay Buenafe and Danny Seigle added 18 points each.

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