Powerade routs Alaska behind David’s 31 points in PBA Governors Cup
MANILA, Philippines – Powerade finally snared its first victory in the 2012 PBA Governors Cup in a convincing 114-97 dismantling of Alaska Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Tigers, who struggled to get their win in their first two outings, initiated the beatdown in the third quarter with the bench players, behind Gary David, finally stepping up.
David, as usual, went off early, scoring more than half of his total 31 points in opening half – and most of it from downtown.
But it was more than just a David show this time around for Powerade, as the Rey Guevarra also shone for the seconds stringers with 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting.
New import Omar Sneed flirted with a triple double with 13 points, nine rebounds and 11 dimes.
An emphatic slam from the newly acquired Guevarra gave the Tigers, which tied with Alaska with a 1-2 slate, a 22-point advantage towards the end of third which the squad held on to until the end.
Alaska got a solid game from its import Jason Forte but sorely missed the output of floor leader LA Tenorio, who struggled in 30 minutes of action with just four points.
Forte had 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Aces, who last had the taste of the lead with midway the opening quarter.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these chat apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94